Volunteers needed to help Indianapolis group that builds wheelchair ramps for the needy

Posted at 2:46 AM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 09:25:20-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis group that builds wheelchair ramps for people who are physically or financially in need is in need of volunteers.

Servants at Work of SAWS started as a church outreach group 15 years ago. They install pre-fabricated ramps with help from individuals and groups.

"We have a backlog that's sufficient to keep us working at the rate of three or four or five a week through most of the summer," said Jim Hamilton, Servants at Work.

"It's very nice to get out of the office and just try something new, and everybody loves volunteering," said Ashley McGovern, OrthoIndy.

Anyone can nominate a recipient. Brenda Young's physical therapist nominated her.

The 70-year-old loses her balance and has trouble walking due to strokes.

"There for a long time I was having to crawl up my back steps," said Young.

She's getting a walker on wheels soon and will be on her way.

"And now I have this beautiful ramp that's sturdy well built. I can just be me!" said Young.

Click here for more information about applying for a ramp, volunteering or donating to Servants at Work.

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