As a newly appointed representative on the Fairview Home Inc., Board, Karen Thompson saw a need for the home that the operational budget could not adequately fund.
In a newspaper article in September, 2017 featuring the work of the Fairview Home Administrator, (Kristy McMahan), she acknowledged the need for furniture replacement.
In her own words, (the furniture) “Some of it goes back to 70’s and its beginning to fall apart. It’s really our most urgent need at this time.”
Karen’s vision to initiate a project began with the Management Team at the County office. She partnered with Wine & Design on Wheels at the Pulaski Administration Building to conduct paint nights sharing the proceeds with the Fairview Home Furniture Project.
A Silent Auction was held at the Administration Building and many individuals got into the project by making personal donations. The Pulaski Library contributed to the event and the Association of Government Accountants, Roanoke Chapter will be sponsoring a fundraiser for the project.
Carol Smith on behalf of the Pulaski Chapter of the DAR, in support of the Veterans living at Fairview Home took on the Furniture Project by adding a $200.00 donation from the Pulaski Chapter of the DAR.
While making the presentation to McMahan, Thompson, as Fairview Home Inc., Board Chair, on behalf of the Thompson family and Circle T. Auctions matched the $200.00 donation and is challenging individuals and Businesses of Pulaski County to match or donate to the Fairview Home Furniture Project.
She states, “the fees for living at Fairview Home is based on State approved Auxiliary Grant monthly rate that barely meets the necessities of the home.
“While it is a small start, the Furniture Project has raised $1,633.00 and I would challenge others to support your community facility by making your donation to Fairview Home Furniture project.”
In the photo: Pictured (Left to Right) Karen Thompson, County Chief Operations Officer – Carol Smith, Regent, DAR – Elinor Farmer, Vice-Regent, DAR and Kristy McMahan, Fairview Home Administrator.