The Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation opened the Chaler-Rods House in June 2003. Chaler-Rods house was named after two major supporters of the Burn Foundation, Charles (Boo) Chaler, and the Red River Street Rod Association, who helped make the dream of the house a reality.
The house, at 1457 Claiborne Avenue in Shreveport, Louisiana, is located within walking distance of the LSU Health Burn Unit and provides lodging for relatives of patients from out-of-town who are being treated in the burn unit. The Chaler-Rods House provides a "home away from home" where a family member can stay while the loved one is healing. The fully furnished 3 bedroom house has a communal kitchen/dining space and a laundry area. Each bedroom can accommodate two people. The bedrooms each have a vanity sink, television and telephone. In the kitchen area are dishes and other cooking items.
The Chaler-Rods House maintains a
no-smoking policy inside the house.
Rooms are provided on a first come first served basis and priority is given to those relatives living outside a 20 mile radius of the hospital. Rooms are provided free of charge, but donations for house maintenance will be accepted. The house is not a part of the LSU Health hospital and is owned and maintained by a local non-profit organization. The Chaler-Rods House has been made possible by charitable donations and fundraisers. The Burn Foundation does not receive federal, state, or city funds.
Donations in the form of cash, check, or supplies
are gladly accepted. Donations can be left in
the Burn Unit or mailed to:
Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932