Snydersville, Monroe County – Claire Rudolph was the first person to try Pleasant Valley Manor’s new wheelchair accessible van.
The manor has two older vans from the 1980s that break down often. Administrator Michelle Emili said, “We have to cancel activities that may be planned. We have to cancel physicians appointments. So it just means so much to us to have a brand new vehicle.”
A non-profit group called Friends of Pleasant Valley Manor started raising money for a new van in the spring. Then, the Hughes Foundation stepped in with a $50,000 donation. “We can’t say it enough. It’s so generous and so thoughtful and we didn’t even have to ask. They just stepped right up for us,” said Linda Zak the Chairperson for Friends of Pleasant Valley Manor.
Wednesday, residents got to see it for the first time and their looking forward to their new ride.
For their next project, Friends of Pleasant Valley Manor want to redo the nursing home’s recreation room. They want to put in a new floor, ceiling, and cabinets.