BENEFITING: DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER FOR THE DISABLED
ORGANIZER: DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER FOR THE DISABLED
DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER FOR THE DISABLED wrote -
During the recession, the center lost much of its financial support. As a result, it became necessary to move to smaller office space. The organization’s current location is in an older office building in Anaheim, California. While a wheelchair ramp was installed by the owner, it soon became apparent that people with disabilities, who came to the center by bus, would need to travel behind parked cars to get to the ramp. This is especially dangerous for individuals, who use wheelchairs or who are blind. On the one hand, drivers backing out of parking spaces might not notice a person using a wheelchair, who might be behind the car. On the other hand, an individual, who is blind, might unknowingly walk behind a car that is backing out of a parking space. The existing ramp needs to be extended to the sidewalk that runs along the street and where the bus stop is located. The center has raised part of the funds for this project, but help is needed from the community now so that the situation can be addressed before someone gets hurt.