Ramp 422 (Marie)

Richmond, VA

Muriel Augustus
Beverly Batdorf
Cliff Bridge
Jodie Clarke
Edward Coleman
Laura Fields
Jeff Hemp
Stephanie Leitch
Matt Romyak
Kevin Smith
Brian Tharp
Juanita Trapp

Marie is in her 80’s and has COPD, kidney issues, and other health challenges. She must get to dialysis three times a week, which made getting into and out of her home frightening for her, and for her caregivers when they carried her in her chair up and down the stairs. Her adult son has some mobility issues as well, so this ramp will benefit both of them.
The new ramp is provided of our Corporate Volunteers from Altria, her neighbors down the road, and allows her to get safely to her appointments.  Also, she has a great area to sit outside and enjoy the breeze. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to build this ramp!



“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.’”

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!

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.