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Wheelchair Ramp Build

When Joe*, a wheelchair-bound patient, was released from the hospital, his family had all the details of his care worked out except one: how to exit the house safely, especially in the case of an emergency.  

Community Alliance of South County received the call from Joe's medical provider and 

went into action. We assembled a team of skilled and dedicated volunteers from several South County area churches and built him a beautiful ramp. 

           Now Joe enjoys greater independence and safer entry and exit from the home.

   

Ramp photo 1.jpeg

Project Timeline

Project STATS

Week of August 
16 2021

initial planning begins

design team in place

Week of August 23 2021

drawings and materials list complete

permit application submitted 

Week of August 30 2021

permits approved

 

teams enlisted

work scheduled 

Week of
September 6 2021

 

materials obtained

12 post holes dug

Week of september 13 2021

Saw

inspection 

BUILD!

September 20 2021
 

final inspection

APPROVED

Project STATS

60

Bolts

Volunteer

20

Volunteers

Lumber Selection at Hardware Store

500

Boards

More than 20 volunteers lent a hand to make this project a success. Community Alliance of South County members are grateful for the assistance of the hard working volunteers from:

              Saint James Episcopal Parish

                     Friendship UMC

                Lothian Church of God

                  Boy Scout Troop 840

                  and the homeowner.

Countless hours went into this project and its many steps: planning; site visits; obtaining permits; purchasing and delivering supplies materials and supplies; prepping the site;

and of course, assembling the ramp on one long,

hot Saturday. It indeed took a village!