When SunPorch opened their doors in October of 2019, it was estimated that one full personal lift would be adequate to use between the two Green House Homes. However, since then the number of elders in need of a full lift has increased. Thanks to a grant from the Smith County Community Foundation, SunPorch of Smith County was able to purchase an additional lift.
With the new lift, staff are able to care for elders in a more timely manner, "Staff are more efficient in their cares having a personal lift in each home. Before we received the funds, we were sharing one lift between the new houses," said grantee Julie Troy.