Austin | (Bastrop County) - June 2011
Our newly equipped team from First United Methodist Church in Bastrop built its first ramp on June 18. The team was led by Bill Koenig, who coordinates our work in La Grange and is helping develop independent teams in Bastrop and Lee counties. The client was thrilled. As the team drove away, they watched him go up and down the ramp singing "Free at last, free at last!" Click here to see more photos of the build.
North Central Texas | (Granbury-Hood County) - April 2010
The Granbury–Hood County team built this ramp in April 2010 for a client who is wheelchair bound. It replaced a rotting ramp that led from his porch to a low area that was covered by a foot of water every time rain rushed down his driveway. It had no railing and was covered in asphalt roll roofing material for traction due to the steep grade. A new two-module ramp puts Mr. Cooksey onto a nice high and dry spot next to his driveway. Granbury volunteers included Keith Hall, Jeremy and Aleck Blohowiak, Gordon Johnson, Mike Macho and team leader Joe Overstreet
College Station Kiwanis Club adopts Texas Ramp Project - College Station, Texas
The College Station Kiwanis Club has adopted the Texas Ramp Project as a major community service project for it’s club members. After identifying the need in the community, the club's members decided to embrace this project by building the first ramp viewable in the attached photo. The club has continued to build ramps and also accepts referrals for additional ramp projects.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to change the world one child and one community at a time. If you are interested in volunteering or have an organization that is interesting in becoming part of the Texas Ramp Project in the Brazos Valley, please contact us email@example.com. You may also visit us online at www.collegestationkiwanis.org.
El Paso | First Tornillo Build - Tornillo
On a sunny but blustery day in March volunteers from Hands of Christ in El Paso came together to build a 40’ ramp at a home in Tornillo, about 40 miles outside of El Paso. The ramp was constructed for a client with significant mobility issues and will allow safe access not only to and from the home, but also the ability to join family gatherings where a 13” drop within the home had previously prevented active participation.
The Texas Ramp Project is very pleased to partner with Hands of Christ to bring safe access to more residents in the El Paso area. Community partners are the keystone of our work.
To see more images of this build, please visit our image gallery.
San Antonio | Frances - Seguin
At 86 years old, Frances faces a lot of mobility challenges in dealing with MS. Her husband was powerless to bring her home from a rehabilitation facility until he could provide a ramp which would safely get Frances out of the house and to the sidewalk and street access for transportation. In just three hours a Kiwanis team made it possible for Frances to return home.