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.
Step one in the process is picking up the construction material from CASA’s facility. 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 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.
On the morning of the build, the team gets together for breakfast and then travel to the build site. Once on site we unload the construction material and tools.
Next the team begins assembling the ramp. The assembly process is fairly straight forward, but every ramp has its own challenges. On this ramp, we had to build a ramp mostly on a concrete pad and very close to a wall. The Messiah Ramp team has built a lot of ramps though and managed to build this one in style.
After the frames have been assembled, the team then begins to add the decking, railings and bumpers.
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, March 26, 2016