NEW WHEELCHAIR RAMP GIVES SKYKOMISH WOMAN INDEPENDENCE May 23, 2012
Volunteers take a break on the day of ramp building in the Rampathon event. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Volunteers hard at work building a ramp during the 19th annual Rampathon. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(SKYKOMISH, WA) -- Amanda Wilkes of Skykomish can now get in and out of her house with relative ease thanks to the free wheelchair ramp that volunteers from the Master Builders Association’s Design Professional Council constructed for her recently as part of the 19th annual Rampathon event.
Chris Graham of Snohomish-based Staircraft was the ramp captain on the project.
Volunteers from the Master Builders “Care Foundation” built 14 free wheelchair ramps for low-income disabled homeowners on one day.
Since 1993 teams from the Master Builders Association have constructed 320 wheelchair ramps for people in need.
The Care Foundation is the philanthropic non-profit arm of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.
The association is a trade group that dates back to 1909 and is comprised of nearly 3,000 companies involved in the residential and light commercial construction industry.