SAWs completes 10th year of service in 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Servants at Work (SAWs), the mission of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church that provides handicap ramps, steps and safety rails to the financially challenged in Putnam County, completed the 2018 build season on Nov. 7.

This year SAWs completed 17 projects, providing improved home access to residents of Putnam County. This brings the total projects built in 10 years of service to 176.

Due to the large number of requests received in 2018, some of its clients could not be accommodated. These requests will be put at the head of the schedule for the spring 2019.

For this reason, potential new clients are encouraged to call for 2019 help as soon as possible. Anyone in need of help accessing his or her home is encouraged to contact SAWS at 653-5713, or on Facebook at

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

Note that starting in 2019, SAWs may require a letter of need from the clients’ medical service provider to be approved for help.

As SAWs completes its 10th year of providing help to the handicapped residents in Putnam County, SAWs would like to thank everyone who has supported the mission by volunteering to work or giving monetary donations.

A special thanks goes to Headley Hardware, the Greencastle Eagles FOE No. 4388, the Rotary Club of Greencastle, Visiting Angels, Stardust Hills Homeowners Association, the WILL Center, the Sherwood Christian Church, the Greencastle Presbyterian Church, the Greencastle Christian Church and all the other citizens and business organizations that have supported SAWs in 2018.

Support from the members of the community in the form of continued donations and the help of volunteers to build the ramps is vital to the future success of SAWs. For this reason SAWs is again requesting the continued support of the community in 2019.

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