The 2015 NAHB International Builders Show is only a couple of weeks away and the finishing touches are underway on the spectacular showpiece, The New American Home. The construction process is documented on this page: http://www.tnah.com/showpage_details.aspx?showPageID=26422
Our congratulations go out to Ross Elevator of Little Rock, Arkansas for capturing their first Garaventa Lift Project of the Month. The installation was at a gorgeous waterfront home located at historic Lake Hamilton in the Hot Springs area. The nearby area is well-known for a couple of reasons. Hot Springs National Park was the first ever National Park in the USA. Since the United States essentially invented the concept of National Parks, it could be that this is the oldest National Park in the world.
Another interesting fact about the area is that it was home to many notorious gangsters during the prohibition era of the 1920’s and early 1930’s. Local legend has it that Al Capone owned a home on Lake Hamilton and had a secret tunnel installed that went from his Living Room to his boat launch on the lake for a speedy exit.
Today, the area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arkansas.
Today, we celebrate the 4th annual Give A Kid A Lift installation by naming this year’s project as the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for September 2014. As always, the primary sponsors are Canwest Elevator & Lifts, Garaventa Lift and Easter Seals. This year, Enhance Your Home Renovations has stepped up as the general contractor.
Each year, Easter Seals chooses a recipient who would benefit greatly from the installation of a new lift. The rest of the sponsors pitch in with fund-raising, time and/or materials to make it happen.
This year’s recipient is 16 year-old Wilfredo Aleman, who was born in Colombia with cerebral palsy. This was extremely challenging. Through sponsorship from Maple Leaf Foods, the family was able to move to Canada. Eventually, they settled in Calgary, where they have been welcomed by the community and the support network available to Wilftredo.
Wilfredo’s mother, Sofia, expresses her gratitude, “…now he doesn’t have a worry because thanks to (the sponsors) he can move freely in the house. Once again thanks and many blessings to Easter Seals, Canwest Elevator & Lifts, Enhance Your Home Renovations, Garaventa Lift and especially to all of the volunteers who donated their knowledge, their time and their work for my son to have a better future.”