Happening Heroes: Twilight Wish Foundation & Central Bucks Rotary Rotabuild Program

This September, Betty Nemeth will get her wish of a handicapped access ramp built in her home granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation and the Central Bucks Rotary’s Rotabuild program.

Nemeth, 71, relies on a wheelchair due to her medical condition and it is a struggle to get in and out of her Morrisville home. She is a breast cancer survivor who served on the board of her church and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and a Girl Scout leader when her daughter was young. Thanks to the Rotabuild program of the Central Bucks Rotary, her wish will be granted on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Wehrung’s Lumber & Home Center in Ottsville, Pa., will also be partnering with the organizations to supply discounted materials for the project.

The Twilight Wish Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving elders through wish granting celebrations that connect generations. Wishes are granted to seniors who are over 68 years old and have an income of less than 200% of poverty level or who are residents of a nursing facility and cannot make their own wishes come true.

The Central Bucks Rotary Club is helping local Bucks County residents improve their quality of life. Under the newly launched Rotabuild Program, Rotarians will perform in-home projects that address accessibility & life safety issues for individuals and families who are financially unable to complete such projects on their own. Rotabuild assists the elderly, veterans and handicapped people through projects such as replacing door latches for easier access, installing grab bars for independence in the bathroom, and installing wheelchair accessible ramps.

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