Partnership with UPS Freight and Mid-Atlantic Paralyzed Veterans

Location
Chesterfield, VA
Builders

Karen Lawson
Sonia Young
Joey Milb
Nora Murren
Sharonda Brown
Karen Raikes
Ashley Osborne
Jeaneen Pitts
Tamiko Moody
Bejan Ghorashi

Story
We enjoy partnering with local businesses and non-profits to improve lives in our area.  One of our most recent partnerships is with Mid-Atlantic Paralyzed Veterans.  The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with a spinal cord injury. Located in Chesterfield County, Virginia, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter continues today to create an America where all veterans and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to live full and productive lives. They hold numerous events at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County. This requires a location that is accessible for their athletes.
 
UPS Freight’s volunteer group met us at Pocahontas to take down the ramp from its existing location and move it to the Volunteer House.  We love being …


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Testimonials

This was my second RAMPS build and once again I loved it. After just a couple hours of hard work and a little problem solving, we changed someone’s life significantly. It feels amazing to help someone just leave their house with ease. Every day I step out of my house and it’s as simple as that, but for these people it takes a lot of effort – and I love how with just a few helping hands, we can fix that! Go RAMPS!
Shreya

“Meeting all of you was so wonderful. Everyone was so happy and seemed just as excited about building the ramp as I was having it built for me…I’ve only had my ramp a few days and it has made getting in and out of my house so much easier. I no longer have to let my son lift me up each step. I can go out and not be worried about how I will get back inside…So, from the bottom of my heart I say, ‘Thank you.’”
Client

Monday’s build was just another example of the fantastic character of the people who receive our ramps. The clients were so patient and appreciative of our service and made sure to let us know how pleased they were with their new ramp. Working with RAMPS is about working with the people. Without seeing the direct impact that our time and energy makes on their lives, our hard work wouldn’t be worth it. I continue to build for RAMPS because I know that these people who are less fortunate than I am need my help to have a better quality of life.
Julia