The lack of accessible housing is not a new issue in Kentville or Nova Scotia. William Harvey has simply put "a face" to that need.
There are two goals of this fundraising initiative:
1. Help William Harvey find a home
2. Increase awareness of the issue of inaccessible housing in our towns and province.
The GoFundMe results speak for themselves. We have indeed helped to raise awareness with the online reach of the campaign. Thank You, on behalf of all Nova Scotians.
Friday, I spoke with John Lohr's office who; along with Open Arms in Kentville, have had an ongoing relationship with William for the past month. They are working towards a "Needs Assessment" to determine the best ways to help him. These people have been working diligently on Williams short term as well as long term needs. He is in very good hands.
Funds raised from this initiative will buy construction materials for the purpose of converting an available; non-accessible apartment, to an accessible one. A local Landlord; who has long term housing available, will be "Sponsored" and helped to build ramps, widen doorways etc.
Only $800 has been raised so far with donations coming as far as Montreal. Nova Scotians are not apathetic people! Every share is an indication of support/concern.
Our primary goal needs financial help. Please consider donating even $5 toward finding a home for William. If each of the people who had shared the post had donated $5, over $3000 would have bee raised so far.
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Thanks friends. Nancy Bain