Local Volunteers Gather to Build a Wheelchair Ramp for a Man in Need

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

By:Eyewitness News
April 27, 2013

A Florida man can now enter and leave his house a little easier, thanks to some hardworking volunteers.

Ability First partnered up with the Capital City Kiwanis Club to help build a wheelchair ramp for a recent amputee.

Kiwanis Club memembers donated money and their time to help build the 24 foot ramp.

Ability First provides wheelchair ramps to low-income individuals with disabilities who cannot afford to purchase one. Project Organizer, Kevin Ogden, said the experience has been beyond rewarding.

"It's very tangible because at the end of the day, you see what you've done. You've built something that's going to last and you can see the person who its intended for actually getting to use it and express their appreciation for your time and effort," said Ogden.

Organizers with Ability First say the Capital City Kiwanis Club has helped provide funding, labor and construction for more than twenty other wheelchair ramps throughout the community.

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