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WillPower Foundation Seeks Family in Need of a Wheelchair Lift

NORTHAMPTON — The WillPower Foundation is seeking a family that could use a ‘lift.’ The nonprofit organization, which has been dedicated to empowering Western Mass. individuals of all abilities since 2008, is planning to give away a wheelchair lift (estimated value: $6,000) to one deserving Western Mass. family. Applications are being accepted through Friday, June 9, and the grant will include the cost of installation.

The equipment is a gently used MAC’s Life Gate Inc. wheelchair lift, donated by longtime WillPower Foundation supporter and augmentative and alternative communication specialist Commūnicāre, LLC.

“In our field, we see firsthand how the WillPower Foundation supports individuals of all abilities in small ways that have a huge impact. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to help empower an individual to reach their full capability with this lift,” said Commūnicāre co-owner Nerissa Hall.

Families from Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, and Berkshire counties are invited to apply for the wheelchair-lift grant by visiting www.willpowerfoundation.org/flash-grant. The WillPower Foundation helps Western Mass. families bridge the gap between the increased expenses and decreased income that exists for many, by providing grants (up to $500 per family per calendar year) to individuals living with different abilities.

Since its inception, the WillPower Foundation has given more than $180,000 to help individuals with different abilities meet their full capability. The WillPower Foundation relies on donations from individuals and businesses in the community to help fund its mission and continue making a difference. Visit willpowerfoundation.org for more information on upcoming fund-raising events, or e-mail info@willpowerfoundation.org to get involved.

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