Newsline

Foundation Provides Vehicles for Paralytics

March 14, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The Joseph Groh Foundation recently has provided funding to two paralyzed people. The foundation provided funding for the purchase of a Bruno Stow-Away™ power transfer seat/wheelchair lift for Dallie Thomas’ (pictured) pickup truck and hand controls for driving. Thomas, of Amarillo, Texas, was rendered a paraplegic following a July 2010 accident. One of his uncles works for a paving contractor and another is employed by a distributor providing equipment to all construction companies specializing in large earthmoving projects.

For Tracy Gale, who was paralyzed due to a Jan. 2010 motor vehicle accident, the foundation provided funding for a handicapped van, which was subsequently retrofitted with hand controls. She and her husband co-own a plumbing contracting business in Bryan, Texas.

The foundation was formed in 2009 by Joe Groh, his sister, and a number of industry friends. The foundation is dedicated to providing informational and financial assistance to those who have suffered a life-altering injury or illness, and who have a direct or family connection to the construction industry. For more information about the foundation or to provide a donation, go to josephgrohfoundation.org or contact Joe Groh by phone at 214-998-9749 or by e-mail at jgrohfoundation@gmail.com.

Publication date: 03/14/2011

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 07-28-14 cover

2014 July 28

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

R-22 PHASEOUT POLL

Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con