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.