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 LSUHSC 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 LSUHSC 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 Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation does not receive federal, state, or city funds.