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Wheelchair Ramp – Some Assembly Required

The Wheelchair Ramp Team of Messiah Lutheran Church conducted another successful ramp build today. 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. This was the 33rd ramp built by the Messiah Team.

Here are some additional photos from today’s build.

Before The Ramp

Here is a photo of the build site prior to construction of the ramp. The home owner was unable to live in his home until the ramp was installed. His family was very excited and planned to bring him home as soon as the ramp construction was complete.

Here are some additional photos from today’s build.

Unloading The Trailer

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.

Assembling the First Ramp Section

The hardest part of the job in the assembly of the first ramp section. Once that piece is complete, the rest of the job is like an assembly line.

CASA builds wheelchair ramps for needy individuals regardless of income or age and at no cost to the client. Wheelchair ramps provide CASA clients the mobility necessary for safely entering and leaving their homes, while promoting a sense of independence and freedom and access to the outside world. Each ramp is custom designed for each client and built by CASA volunteers. By providing wheelchair ramps, we are providing our clients with the knowledge that there are people in the community who truly care about their well-being.

Assembling The Ramp Sections

Everyone on the team has a job. Measuring, Carrying, Cutting, Assembling, and Inspecting. There are plenty of jobs to do and the team is always looking for new members who enjoy spending a Saturday morning in fellowship while helping out members of our community. No special skills are needed.

Turning the Corner

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.

Finishing Touches

This was one of the smoothest ramps ever built by our team. From the time the first car pulled up to the site until the last car left only 2 hours and 50 minutes elapsed. This was an awesome way to spend a couple of hours while having fun and making a significant impact in the life of one of our neighbors.

Group Photo

Here are some additional photos from today’s build.