In recent months, the Town of Greenburgh has raised funds and helped individuals with major medical problems who can't afford devices that can enhance their quality of life. Private donations have been used to purchase an electric scooter for a resident whose wife died of Covid-19 and who also suffers from Covid-19 long term. We also helped a resident with a donation of a portable oxygen device, and now are looking to purchase a stairlift for a young woman who lives at the Greenburgh Housing Authority who doesn't get out because it's difficult to walk down a flight of steps. She has CIPD, which affects her nerves on her hands, feet, and legs. The family currently has to carry her down the flight of steps.

We were thinking of raising funds through a GoFundMe page, but would prefer that 100 percent of the donations raised go directly to the equipment. The Greenburgh Police Department’s EMS unit has set up a separate account. If you would like to help us assist the woman who needs a chairlift, please make a donation to the Greenburgh Police Department EMS. In the memo section of the check write “Charity Fund.” The donation should be sent to Jared Rosenberg, Greenburgh Police Department, 188 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10607. We estimate that a lift will cost between $2,500 and $3,000. Any surplus funds raised will be used to help others who have medical issues and need our assistance. 

If you know of others who could benefit from our help, or nonprofits that already are helping the disabled (and who have more resources), please email me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com. Thank you.

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