Residents of Friendship Manor, 1320 E. 500 South, are scrambling to find funds for a freight elevator. So far, by holding bazaars and through donations from residents, they've accumulated $2,000. But the cost of an elevator is considerably higher.
Currently, two small elevators service the manor's 14 floors and 200-plus tenants.Several things make the elevator necessary, said Nancy Gummery, a resident who is leading the campaign. Many residents use wheelchairs, which reduce the capacity of the elevator. One of the elevators is often tied up transporting furniture and providing emergency medical assistance.
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