Philadephia Elevator Constructors help disabled U.S Army Veteran regain some independence.

A Lift for A Vet is a charity started by The International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) and IUEC Local 5 (Philadelphia) wishing to help veterans in need. A Lift for A Vet has installed hundreds of stairlifts, wheelchair lifts and residential elevators for veterans of all wars.

Recently, A Lift for A Vet installed an outdoor lift in Millsboro, DE for U.S Army Veteran Bob Murphy who served in Vietnam.  The lift, materials, time and labor were all donated so that there is no cost to the veteran.

On this particular installation, all of the IUEC members that donated their skills and time happened to also be veterans of the U.S military. There was an overwhelming sense of pride knowing that their efforts would be helping to give some independence to Bob Murphy as well as his wife Beth who helps him stay mobile. For more information on the program, including how to donate, visit IUEC Local 5 (Philadelphia).

For another recent “Lift for A Vet” project out of Boston, MA please check out our blog entry from April, 2022.