Funds available to make homes accessible
Is your home difficult to access because of your physical disabilities?
Residents who meet income-eligibility requirements and need minor repairs to improve their home's accessibility may qualify for Volusia County's Basic Accessibility Improvements Program.
The Basic Accessibility Improvements Program, administered by the county's Community Assistance Division, provides grants of up to $5,000 to widen doors and install wheelchair ramps and grab bars.
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet income eligibility requirements and have owned and occupied the home for at least one year. The home's just value, as determined by the Volusia County Property Appraiser, cannot exceed $225,000.
The program is not available within the city limits of Daytona Beach, Deltona, Ponce Inlet and Port Orange.
For more information, visit http://volusia.org/community_assistance/housing2.htm or call the county's Community Assistance Division at (386) 736-5955.
Pet adoption weekend planned
ARK Animal Rescue and Florida Wild Veterinary Hospital will hold a three- day pet adopt event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 26, at 441 S. Woodland Blvd.
Dogs fully vetted $75; Cats fully vetted $25. Fees includes a free medical exam at Florida Wild. If purchasing a six-month supply of flea and heartworm prevention the pet will receive free medical treatment for a year paid by ARK.
Food and litter are needed. All donations are tax-deductible.
Community seed swap
The Community Seed Swap will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Helpful Hands Ground, corner of McKenzie Road and Baxter, Lake Helen.
Anyone may attend to trade and distribute open-pollinated seeds of food crops, herbs, flowers, also bulbs and cuttings.
Florida farmers and gardeners have a long legacy of using heirloom seeds. These plants are in danger of being lost. Sharing seeds encourages the production and longevity of diverse varieties for posterity, and increased sustainable living in the present.
This event is sponsored by the nonprofit organization The Helpful Hands Foundation (nonprofit organization).
For more detailed information, call (386) 951-4071.