Wheelchair Ramp Build, 7 May 2016
The Wheelchair Ramp Team of Messiah Lutheran Church had another successful ramp building day. This ongoing ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church is conducted in partnership with CASA of Madison County to build fully functional and safe ramps for those in need.
In this case, there was an existing ramp that was no longer safe for the client to use to get in and out of his home. Before our team could start building the new ramp, we had to demolish the old ramp. Once this preliminary task was completed, we started building the updated ramp.
The first task for the new ramp was to prepare the frame.
The materials for these ramps are provided by CASA which stands for Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound. CASA 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 since 1979. 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.
The Messiah Lutheran Church ramp team is one of the many teams in the greater Huntsville area that support CASA by providing teams to assemble the ramps at the client’s homes. If you would like to participate in a future wheelchair ramp build, please contact the Messiah Lutheran Church Office at 256-721-0041.