Area Non-Profit Makes a Good Life More Accessible for Aging, Disabled, and Military Veterans

Accessible West Virginia Association and it’s flagship program: “Handyman House Call” provides accessibility modifications and handyman /chore services to fixed income clients, to foster independent living. Meetings are open to the public and membership is given to those who attend two meetings of the Association.

Fairmont, WV, March 16, 2014 --( Wednesday March 12, 2014 3:00 PM at the New CVB Marion County Conference room: The growing Accessible West Virginia Association held it’s open community meeting. President/CED Robert Bohigian rallies the supporters to get this massive movement into operation.

“We are using a new model of service delivery, to match client needs with services based solely upon need,” Bohigian said. The Association has a growing group of volunteers and seeks to serve the aging, disabled and military veterans in the area, with accessibility modifications, and home handyman/chore services, designed to make independent living possible for area clients.

This group has already started its work with winter storm relief programs free of charge for the fixed income clients in their four county service area. But, what is unique to this group, and has captured growing community support is: it is not based on gross income, but need…period.

Laura Baker, Director of Client Services says: “I have spent the better part of the past decade helping clients find resources, but this effort targets those on a fixed income that 'fall through the cracks.' Even their modest fixed income disqualifies these clients from receiving needed assistance. Now we can address that growing need.”

• Meetings are open to the public and membership is given to those who attend two meetings of the Association.

• With inflating cost and stagnant fixed incomes, the old models do not serve fixed income citizens. This organization seeks to change that. They, of course; expect the area churches, and various membership organizations to support this work, given, many of their church members, and organization members, are the very group of clients served by this effort. They trust these other organizations will want to see their members have access to this essential resource.

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The Association is a 501C Tax Deductible Public Charitable Association and Exempt Organization (status pending). They are having it’s Charity Auction Event & Donations Drive Accessible West Virginia Association The public can track it on Facebook and in local News publications and other local media.

Donations can be made by Mailing a Check to AWVA/ Handyman HouseCall 300 Merchant Street Fairmont WV 26554, Or Credit Card in person or via secure telephone transaction at 304-816-1703.

Item donations for the Charity Auction will be picked up at your convenience by calling Robert at 304-816-1703.

The Accessible West Virginia Association (AWVA) is a grassroots association that exists to enhance the lives of the elderly, aged, disabled, and military veterans. AWVA seek to accomplish these goals by promoting and fostering independent living, with full accessibility; through various programs, including resource identification, procurement and referrals to other organizations, and/ or agencies with a similar purpose.
Accessible West Virginia Association
Robert Bohigian
Can Contact Laura Baker Client Services Director 304-692-3700