SAWs completes 100th ramp
The SAWs mission of Greencastle Presbyterian Church recently reached a substantial milestone in its six-year history.
On Saturday, May 16, SAWs volunteers completed their 100th ramp since founding the mission in 2009.
"This is a very important achievement for the mission and the participants who support it with hard work," SAWs coordinator John Anderson said.
SAWs, which stands for Servants at Work, has a mission of improving home accessibility for the handicapped in Putnam County through the building of ramps and low-rise steps.
"SAWs is now in its seventh year of providing help to the handicapped in Putnam County," Anderson said. "As of today we have 12 more ramps scheduled for
completion this year. This is the current status but based upon previous years we expect this number to grow as the requests keep coming in."
The average number of builds is 22, so Anderson said there is plenty of room for more requests.
Anyone in the community who is handicapped or knows someone who is handicapped and needs help with access to their home is encouraged to call 653-5713. "We will be very happy to discuss providing a ramp for this person," Anderson said. "But remember that when we provide a ramp or steps for one person we also are helping those related with the care of that person. So a ramp for one might impact many more who provide help."
Anderson also took a moment to thank the community for its support.
"I would like to thank the citizens of Putnam County who have provided support to SAWs for the past six years," he said. "SAWs looks forward to continuing our service to the handicapped for many more years."