Community Comes Together to Build Ramp

Build-a-RampOn Tuesday, October 27, 2015, just before the onslaught of Minnesota’s first snowfall, members of First Presbyterian Church’s Mission Work Team along with other volunteers from the community met at the home of some of our community members to install a wheelchair access ramp. The steps to be replaced had become a significant obstacle for the residents to continue living in their home.

Because an integral facet of the C.A.R.E. mission is to help our community members enjoy a greater quality of life by staying in their own homes as long as possible, this project serves as a great example of that C.A.R.E. tries to for the community.

A total of 12 people contributed 70 hours of volunteer service to make the ramp project happen! The First Presbyterian Church’s Mission Work Team seeks to assist the C.A.R.E. Program in our community to improve our community members’ quality of life and build lasting relationships through community service projects. In the last 15 years, the Mission Work Team has brought volunteers together for over 120 different project – many in our community as well as many others ranging across the United States and even into Mexico and Guatemala. This ramp is a good example of what can be accomplished when our community pulls together to support one another in creative, caring and collaborative ways.