To Those Who Supported The Keefer Family

(A Letter From Allen Ray, SimplyHome’s CEO) 
 
To Those who supported the Keefer family,
 
Thanks to All! I just wanted to take a moment to express my deepest appreciation for what each of you did in support of the Keefer family. A few short months ago we were all called to help a young man in ways we could not imagine. We pooled our resources in making a difference for Brian! The show highlighted products and efforts from each of you as part of SimplyHome’s overall solution. I’m proud to have been a part of our collective efforts and to have shared so much in such a short time.                                                                                                                                               
We had a fundraiser in Asheville for Brian, UCP of Central PA, ARC and a local Asheville Children’s charity.
 
 
It was made even more special when two of Brian’s friends/neighbors (Tricia and Dawn, the two girls across the street) thought enough to attend. They gave speeches (made everyone cry) and brought pictures (both before and after Brian’s accident) and goodies. It was awesome. They even brought one of our new favorite sweets…Whoopie Pies… for our taste of PA table. In addition to the whoopie pies (very tasty, though not as good as the ones from Jon’s mom), we had tasteekakes (girls brought these as well) and root beer (nowhere near as good as Dean’s stuff…omg, I can still taste that root beer!).Anyway, as we watched the show… seeing our collective work being highlighted, I was reminded of the enjoyment of working with each of you.
 
 Thank you so much for becoming  a part of the fabric of who SimplyHome has become and for doing whatever it took to make things happen for Brian. I am proud to call you my friends!
 
All my very best,
Allen
 
“A Taste Of Pennsylvania” provided by Brian’s neighbor for our fundraiser.

 

SimplyHome iPad Drawing-We Have a Winner!!

Congratulations Ricki Bishop! SimplyHome is sending you a brand new iPad!!

Check out this video of the drawing! Thank-you to everyone who participated and commented on our Facebook and Twitter pages about our involvement in the Extreme Makeover: Home edition show. It was great to see how much support we have!!

Check out this video if you missed the show to see what technology SimplyHome provided for the Keefer family.

The Arc of NC Using Technology in New Supportive Apartments

SimplyHome is excited to Provide Technology for New Supportive Apartments

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Person: Nicole Kiefer
Company Name: The Arc of North Carolina
Email Address: nkiefer@arcnc.org
Telephone: 919.782.4632

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ribbon Cutting for Supportive Apartments

Mount Airy, NC - The Arc of Surry County and The Arc of North Carolina are proud to announce the opening of a new collaborative housing project for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A ribbon cutting will be held on November 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at 119 Churchill Lane, Mt. Airy, North Carolina.  Mayor Deborah Cochran, along with other local, state and county officials are scheduled to attend.

The Arc of North Carolina was awarded grants from the NC Housing Finance Agency, the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments and Crossroads Behavioral Healthcare to construct two duplexes to provide inclusive, affordable housing for people with disabilities. The duplexes are located within a residential neighborhood and are conveniently located close to shopping, employment and recreational opportunities.

Tenants will hold a lease to their unit and pay rent based on their income. They will also have access to individualized supportive services through area agencies and specialized technology from the SimplyHome System built into the duplexes.

There are already several group homes in Surry County; however, these duplexes will be the first project of its kind to serve people with disabilities who want to live in more independent housing with supportive services based on their individualized needs.

The Arc of North Carolina extends its thanks to the many state and local partners who have made this project possible. Dave Richard, Executive Director of The Arc of North Carolina, states “This project is an excellent example of a collaborative project that incorporates non-profit organizations, state and local funding and the best practice principle to support people with disabilities in the most inclusive of settings; their own home in their choice of community.”

Applications to live in the apartments are currently being accepted.  For more information on the apartments or to request an application, please call Rebecca or Brent at 704-883-8084 or toll-free at 888-425-2938.

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