SAWs completes eighth year of service in 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

SAWs (Servants at Work), the mission of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church that has provided handicap ramps, steps and safety rails to the financially challenged in Putnam County, completed the 2016 build season on Nov. 12.

This year SAWs completed 22 ramps and projects providing improved home access to residents of Putnam County. This brings the total ramps built in eight years of service to 137.

SAWs ramps are prioritized in the order that they are requested, so some of clients who wait too late to call run the risk of us not being able to accommodate their needs in the year requested.

Due to this, SAWs now has 11 ramps on the list to be built starting in the spring of 2017. For this reason, organizers encourage potential clients to call as soon as possible.

Those in need of help in accessing their home are asked to contact SAWs at 653-5713, email or find us them on Facebook at

Qualified requesters can receive a ramp, low-rise steps, or safety rails at no cost from SAWs.

In completing their eighth year of providing help to the handicapped in Putnam County, SAWs organizers wish to thank everyone who has supported the mission by volunteering to work or giving monetary donations. A special thanks goes to the Putnam County Community Foundation, Headley Hardware, the Greencastle Eagles FOE No. 4388, First National Bank, the Putnam County Senior Center, Stardust Hills Homeowner’s Association, the Van Bibber Lake Homeowner’s Association, the WILL Center, the Greencastle Presbyterian Church, the Greencastle Christian Church, the Banner Graphic and all the other citizens and business organizations that have supported SAWs in 2016.

Support from the members of the community is vital to the future success of SAWs. Without this help the work of SAWs cannot continue.

Every dollar received by SAWs is used to help those that have difficulties accessing their homes. For this reason, SAWs is again requesting the continued support of the community in 2017.

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  • Such an amazing group of selfless people! They are out there in snow and rain building and delivering . Putnam County is so lucky to have them !

    -- Posted by talkymom3 on Tue, Nov 15, 2016, at 2:09 PM
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