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Blog: Calling All Volunteers!

The Rotary Club of Monrovia needs help painting and reinforcing a railing at a local family home for Service Saturday

The will be organizing Service Saturdays about once every other month to provide volunteer service projects to help out in our local community.  This Saturday, August 18, 2012 will be our first and we are very excited to get started!

We were first notified by the that a local family was in need of a wheelchair ramp in front of their home as they have two wheelchair bound members of their family (a 4 year old boy with cerebral palsy, and the 76 year old grandfather of the boy who cannot walk due to the lack of cartilage in his knees).  The family lives in a beautifully maintained 1908 house with a very high front porch and even higher back porch. In an evacuation situation, a ramp or chair lift would be vital to emergency personnel.  The height of the front porch makes a wheelchair ramp unfeasible so it was determined that a chair lift would need to be installed.  The Rotary Club of Monrovia purchased the wheel chair ramp and we are prepping to install it this Saturday at the resident's home.  The front porch railing could also use some reinforcement and a new coat of paint so we will also be tackling that project.

The home we will be working at is located at 133 North Encinitas in Monrovia and we will be working there from 8am to noon (or when we are done) this Saturday, August 18. 2012.  We could always use a few extra hands to help with the painting and reinforcement of the railing so make sure to bring your paintbrushes and any sanding equipment you may have on-hand. The chair lift installation should be all handled.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sylvia Domotor at sylviad133@roadrunner.com for the details and to RSVP.

Keep an eye out for our next Service Saturday as well coming in October!

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Gayle M. Montgomery August 17, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Karen, thanks for putting this call for volunteers out there. I hope folks are seeing it. I can't do it due to mobility issues, but I hope that other able bodieds do step up (pardon the pun) to help. Please keep us posted as to other opportunities the group comes up with. Hopefully, there will be something I can help with down the road.

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