CASA Ramp Build June 13, 2015

1 Peter 4:10 – As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

Messiah Lutheran Church in Madison, Alabama in cooperation with CASA of Madison County built another wheelchair ramp today. This one was built in Hazel Green, Alabama.

The team was up early and rallied at our usual spot at Shaggy’s restaurant. This is our traditional meeting spot. Everyone got a little fuel for the body, discussed the plans for the day and told stories about all of the wheelchair ramps that we have built in the past.

Breakfast at Shaggy’s

After breakfast, we convoyed out to the build site and got to work. Everyone had a job to do and did it well, just like a well oiled machine.

Assembling the Fist Section

Soon the ramp was starting to take shape.

Installing the Decking

Special thanks to Greg Kilby who cooked a delicious lunch for the team. There are not many people who can pull off restaurant quality food on a camp stove the way that Greg can.

Greg Cooking Lunch

And since Greg cooked such a delicious lunch for us, we decided that it was only polite to take a break for a while and enjoy it properly.

Enjoying Lunch
Before too long, we were installing the last couple of pieces.
Almost Complete

And then it was time to clean up and take a photo.

Finished Ramp

So, in summary:

  • Breakfast with friends, check
  • Chance to cut, hammer and use power tools, check
  • Delicious outdoor lunch, check
  • Built a wheelchair ramp for someone who needed help, check
  • Nobody got hurt, check
  • Finished job by 1 pm, check
Sounds like the perfect day to me.
Messiah Lutheran Church builds these ramps in partnership with CASA of Madison County.CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) is a non-profit agency located in Huntsville, Alabama that provides services to individuals age 60 and older and to the homebound (wheelchair and bed bound) of all ages.CASA’s mission is to provide needed services to aging/homebound individuals that allow them to remain at home and age in place. Our programs are designed to enable the elderly and homebound to maintain their independence, dignity, health and safety by providing services that specifically address their special physical and emotional needs.

If you would like to participate in a future wheelchair ramp build, please contact the Messiah Lutheran Church Office at 256-721-0041.

Click here for some additional photos of today’s build.

Wheelchair Ramp Build, June 13, 2015
Pass the Peace!