3 RUN HOMER on LABOR DAY WEEKEND for LoH
Labor Day Weekend was exactly that for the team at Legacy of Honor, plenty of labor! But it was worth every minute. Three veterans and their families were able to be assisted with important needs.
Saturday, a Veteran from St. Clairsville who is moving to Canton had a need for our team to load and transport a substantial bedroom suite to a new living space in Canton. Mission Accomplished! Thanks to our very special teammates on this one and on every job!
On Monday, a Veteran’s widow in Beloit had a large wheelchair ramp she wished to donate to a veteran’s family needing one. It just so happened that a Canton veteran’s widow could no longer use her wheelchair ramp because the wood it was made of was rotted and pulled away from the house. She was literally housebound.
Beginning early on Labor Day, a team of six volunteers from Legacy of Honor first went to Beloit and disassembled the donated ramp. They then transported it to Canton where they proceeded to remove the old and rotting ramp away from the house. They were then able to install the new ramp. After her first ride down the new ramp and into the sunshine, our new LoH friend ecstatic!
Again a special thank you to each volunteer and to those who have donated in the past the funds it takes to make these special projects happen. Even with donated materials, transportation fuel, and other expenses require funding. Your dollars donated directly, through purchasing LoH Bears, and establishing Living Legacies for your loved-ones all go to making our work a success for military in service, veterans, first responders and their families. You can learn more about Legacy of Honor at www.honorthelegacy.org.
a special note from pres. dan
Would like to say a Special thank you to Stephanie S.
Quick story: approximately 3 weeks ago, the wonderful lady in the second picture found her self house bound and needing a Ramp replaced. After racking my brain after meeting her, I had no idea how we were going to afford a ramp but I knew it needed done.
Later that day : I get a totally random call from Stephanie, while not knowing the need, asked if we could use a ramp for a family in need. Her husband (a veteran) had passed away and she wanted to make sure she can help out somehow. She called half a dozen places and finally someone recommended us. (So the words getting out) We met and she was more than eager to donate to the cause.
Fast Forward: Yesterday we accomplished that task in a big way with the help of the greatest volunteer team to Walk this earth!
From the LOH Team: Thanks Stephanie!
It is crazy how God aligns such things!
INTERVIEW with new VP for community engagement
The board of Legacy of Honor is pleased to announce that on August 5th Mrs. Suzanne Riggs, SWA, BS, as the new Vice President for Community Engagement. Tasked with directing the day to day operations, scheduling events, publicity, and networking with service providers to serve our clients as effectively as possible. Dr. Ross Riggs conducted an interview with LoH's first full-time employee. You can best view the interview at interview. Welcome to Legacy!
LEGACY is proud to come alongside first responders to both provide rescue tools for private ponds and at the same time promote citizen and first-responder safety.
Drowning in small farm ponds or recreational areas happens at alarming rates in every season. Summer swimming accidents and in the winter thin-ice can both set the stage for danger. Untrained by-standers, eager to help, often wade or swim into the perilous water. This not only puts them at risk but adds to the number of rescues the first responders must make, stretching their ability to be effective and putting responders' lives at greater risk.
The JENSON RESCUE ROPE is a simple tool which can be placed at any pond or pool.
The rescue rope is named for a four-year-old boy who drowned just before Christmas in 2019 at his family farm. His six-year-old brother and grandfather had to be rescued as both went in to try and save Jenson. The brother was resuscitated successfully, Jenson died from the accident.
The East Wayne Fire District in Wayne County, Ohio where Jenson's family farm is located helped create and distribute the JENSON RESCUE ROPE and now Legacy of Honor is setting aside funds to help protect first responders and others by making more of these great tools available.
A weighted float at one end of the rope is thrown past the person drowning. The natural motion of flailing arms is a perfect fit to the rescue rope. The person is instructed to just let the rope wrap around their arm and they can then be pulled to safety. The entire tool, rope and float are contained inside a capped pvc pipe suspended to a post by the water. A small dowel sized pvc pipe extends through the bottom of the larger pipe, holding the rescue rope inside. Pulling on the small pipe to remove it allows the rope and float to drop out and can be immediately thrown into the water.
15 DEC 2020