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Jack Daniel collectors team up to help local teen

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Members of the International Society of Jack Daniel Collectors (ISJDC) recently teamed up to help a local teenager living with severe Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis.

According to member Jason Pogar, the group recently became aware of Lynchburg teenager, Jessica Lowery, and her need for a new wheelchair ramp at her home.

Jessica, who is wheelchair bound, requires 24/7 care and frequent trips to area doctors.

“Our organization has come together to build her a wheelchair ramp that will greatly benefit her. Jessica’s grandfather, who is also handicapped, will also benefit from this ramp as he lives on the same property. We have teamed up with the Home Depot Foundation in Winchester, who will provide building materials and volunteers. We have also made contact with two local restaurants in Lynchburg – the Iron Kettle and Barrel House BBQ – who have agreed to donate food and drinks to volunteers. Jack Daniel’s Distillery will be providing drinks (non-alcoholic) and hats for all the volunteers,” said Pogar.

The project is set to begin on Friday, September 7.

Anyone who wishes to volunteer can contact Joseph Acampora at (914) 325-3844.