PLATTSBURGH - Pine Harbour Assisted Living has been trying to raise funds for a van that can transport elderly residents. Many of the residents have had to rely on family members or public transportation to travel to doctor's appointments. Residents have been involved in raising funds for the van, and they recently received a $1,000 donation from New York State Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association, the labor unit from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. So far, $8,000 has been raised, but the facility needs to raise $80,000 more. The van needs to have a wheelchair lift and be accessible to senior residents. The facility is not eligible for grant funding to help in purchasing vehicles. Facility officials said members of the community could help by donating their money or time to the fundraising effort.