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Volunteers complete ramp construction

Friday, May 21, 2010

Greencastle Presbyterian Church volunteers completed construction of a handicap ramp for Terri Scott,
Greencastle Presbyterian Church volunteers completed construction of a handicap ramp for Terri Scott, a resident of Greencastle, on May 19.

Scott, who has great difficulty walking and uses a power wheelchair, has been semi-confined to her home for a number of years. Due to the steps leading to her front porch she has been unable to utilize her power wheelchair outside of her home.

With a grant from the PC-USA Presbytery and a donation from Headley Hardware in Greencastle, a new ramp was constructed that provides Scott the freedom to leave her home without assistance.

When Scott first walked up the ramp and did not have to use the steps that caused her such trouble, all she could say was "Awesome!"

Handicap ramps are one of the outreach Missions of Greencastle Presbyterian and it is hoped that this service can be provided to others in the future. Greencastle Presbyterian Church is currently working with Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis to identify residents in Putnam County who are need of this type of assistance.

Second Presbyterian has been performing this service in the Indianapolis area for many years and is connected with an organization that identifies citizens in need of handicap ramps.

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Who can we contact? I know someone in a wheelchair with MS that needs this kind of help.

-- Posted by chicken on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 9:22 PM

For those interested in handicap ramps, or possibly in need of one please call the Greencastle Presbyterian Church Office at 765-653-5713. Please leave your name, phone number and address. You will be contacted as soon as possible.

-- Posted by johnA on Mon, May 24, 2010, at 7:58 AM

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