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Aerial Gives Back: The Hortons’ Story

June 3rd, 2016

Frank and Carolyn Horton
Their Story:
Mr. Horton is a Veteran of the U.S Air Force and the U.S Navy, and have also served as a Pastor for some 50 years. He and his wife (both in their late 70’s), have both served as missionaries in the past. While on a missionary trip, Mrs. Horton contracted an infection in her foot which resulted in a future amputation of the foot and part of her leg. Later on in life, she became a double amputee due to complications from diabetes.
The Need:
They have adult children that try to help out as much as possible. They are all concerned for their parents’ safety, especially their mother’s as she does not have a way to enter/exit the home on her own if need be—currently all ingress/egress routes have stairs and she’s bound to the wheelchair. Mr. Horton has also had some falls in attempting to help her get out of the home for her frequent doctor’s appointments.
The Transformation:
In partnership with Rebuilding Together Nashville, the Aerial team was able to:
  • Build a ramp to allow Mrs. Horton and her daughter to safely enter and exit her home
  • Install new ADA toilet
  • Install engineered flooring in bedroom to make wheelchair access easier & safer
  • Replace handheld showerhead in two bathrooms
  • Install 5 smoke detectors and provide fire safety information
  • Add house numbers to front of home and mailbox so ambulance can find the home
  • Repair balusters and paint front porch
  • Repair and paint screen door
  • Install working doorbell
  • Install new doorstops
  • Replace exterior water spigots
  • Landscape front and back yard
  • Repair side patio and fencing
  • Replace track on inside laundry doors
  • Replace light fixtures, ceiling fans, and light bulbs
  • Replace broken kitchen faucet
  • Install range hood over stove
  • Repair dishwasher drainage
  • Remove old shower glass
  • Install handicap grab bars

Aerial exists to elevate people and places. If you are interested in joining our waiting list to volunteer with us on future give-back days, complete and submit this form. Aerial currently partners with Rebuilding Together Nashville to serve those in need.