Several members of our church are active member for the Ramps of Grace ministry.
Ramps of Grace is a nonprofit, Christian ministry whose mission is to build handicap access ramps for people who cannot afford them. All funding and labor for the ministry is donated. The ramps are built in sections and are designed to meet guidelines from the Americans with Disabilities Act. Modules are built in a workshop, and are transported and assembled at the recipients’ home.
Most ramp referrals come from the Department of Aging, Department of Child Services and local churches. Once received, volunteers visit the home and assess whether a ramp can be built at the site. If feasible, volunteers construct the ramp at no cost to the recipient. Some recipients, however, also contribute to the projects. Most ramp recipients are elderly coping with the challenges of age, and parents caring for special needs children.
If you are interested in helping the Ramps of Grace Ministry, please contact Tom Teitt.
Ramps of Grace Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RampsOfGrace/
During 2018, Ramps of Grace installed 6 ramps, repaired the railings of an existing ramp and reclaimed two ramps. One of the ramps built in 2018 used the modules reclaimed from a ramp built in Washington, PA, during 2017. And some of those modules originally were used for the ramp built in WV in 2016. Another ramp built in 2018 used modules reclaimed from a ramp built in 2015 for the same family. The family moved to a different home, but still needed an access ramp. In addition to the ramps installed in 2018, modules for two ramps requested late in 2018 were staged in the workshop for installation when the weather permits.
East Millsboro 2018
Ramps of Grace installed 9 ramps in 2017, reclaimed one and rebuilt a set of stairs. One ramp was installed at the Wright Memorial AME Zion Church, one of the oldest churches in Washington, PA. Another ramp built in 2017 used the modules and other components reclaimed from a ramp built during 2016 for The Lord’s Store in Dallas Pike, WV.
Ramps of Grace also rebuilt the steps leading the Richard and Arlene Maganotti’s front porch. Our church supported the project by funding the purchase of all the materials.