January 11, 2024 Uncategorized 0 Comments


Barrier Free Living (BFL) drew supporters, survivors and staff to its Raise the Roof fundraiser held at New York City’s Museum of the City of New York  on December 11, 2024.

The event raised $36,000 toward making Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House domestic violence shelter an environmentally safe and economically efficient shelter by  installing a solar roof in 2024. Fundraising continues into 2024 with an aim to raise $150,000 for the project. BFL is working with Brooklyn SolarWorks.

In addition to joining worldwide efforts to curb climate change and go green, the change to solar can save BFL approximately $100,000 over the next 12 years, says Cynthia Amodeo, BFL’s Chief Executive Officer.

The event was hosted by Lauren Glassberg, an Emmy Award winning journalist with WABC TV.

Raise the Roof featured a trio of honorees at the event (top photo, left to right): Barrier Free Living inaugural Jack Fritts Mission Impact Award honoree Jaclyn A. Hall; Barrier Free Living Theresa A. H. McIntosh Advocate Honoree Denisse Nunez; and Barrier Free Living inaugural Paul B Feuerstein Innovation Award honoree Anne Markowitz.

BFL is grateful to sponsors: JCJ Architecture, Cadwalader, Forsyth Street, Hirschen, Singer & Epstein LLP, Grassi and Lettire Construction.

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