SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) - Project H.A.V.E.N. (Home Accessibility for Val's Exceptional Needs) is a project thought up by the students of Sylvania Southview High School. They are working with Professional Remodelers Organization (PRO) in Toledo.
A student at the school, Valerie Taylor, is confined to a wheelchair because of complications caused by premature birth. The one-bedroom home she shares with her parents is so small it can only accommodate her wheelchair in the living room, so she must be carried from room to room. Her parents have been sleeping in the living room and selflessly letting Val have the only bedroom.
Project H.A.V.E.N.'s objective is to tear down this far too small house and rebuild a new one that is 100 percent handicap accessible and can meet this exceptional family's needs. There will be a special bathroom, a bedroom for her parents and even a great room for the family to be able to gather and spend time together.
The students of Southview, through their annual Dance for a Chance Dance Marathon raised a significant amount of money to get this undertaking started. They teamed up with the Professional Remodeler's Organization to make this dream a reality. The construction classes will be working with local Toledo area builders and remodelers to plan, design and build the house for the Taylor family.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 was the beginning of the project.
How to Help
Everyone is welcome to come out and support a wonderful cause. All donations of time, material and money are also welcome and very appreciated. Please call the Professional Remodeler's Organization at 419-471-0101 to offer any support. Metamora State Bank is also a donation acceptance location.
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