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When Lucy Minor stopped by Crossroads House to donate a power wheelchair used by her late husband, Travis, Executive Director Jeff Allen knew there was a value to it far greater than a resale price.
“Some donations are meant to be shared, not sold,” Allen said.
He then reached out to Genesee County Interagency Council, a network of local agencies, which immediately made use of their email network to spread the word.
LeeAnn Mullen contacted Crossroads House to put them in touch with 94-year-old Navy veteran Henry Kisiel, who is contemplating joining Assemblyman Steve Hawley on his 12th Annual Patriot Trip to Washington, D.C., next month.
Kisiel hopes the wheelchair will help overcome some of the logistical obstacles of making the trip.
Assemblyman Hawley joined members of the Minor family who delivered the wheelchair to Kisiel on Monday afternoon.
Kiesel noted that he and Steve’s father served on the Town of Batavia Board together many years ago.
Representative Hawley said that seats are still available for the Sept. 19-22 trip and any veterans interested can inquire by calling Hawley’s office at 585-589-5780.
Pictured are Henry Kisiel in his new chair, along with Steve Hawley, Maddie Minor, Jeff Allen and Mike Minor.