Helping Hands Build Wheelchair Ramps in Huntington, Indiana


Posted on July 10, 2010

Wheelchair Ramps Huntington Indiana

Amramp Partners with Helping Hands

On the morning of June 19th, Helping Hands, a partnering volunteer install group through the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington completed a wheelchair ramp for Pathfinder Amramp. Ryan Burns, Edward Doake, Donald Garde, and Philip Graves from Helping Hands volunteered their time to install the wheelchair ramp at the Roush household in Huntington.

Thanks to the wheelchair ramp designed by our Amramp Experts, and installed by Helping Hands, 3 year old Robert Martin, who suffers from the most severe form of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is able to leave his home in a reclining wheelchair. His mother, Debra Roush can now safely assist Robert down the wheelchair ramp instead of having to navigate steps in their home. Pathfinder Amramp has changed their lives and gives them the opportunity to do something many of us do without thinking, leaving home safely and conveniently.

“Helping Hands has been great to work with! Through the assistance of Helping Hands we were able to provide a wheelchair ramp to the Roush family of Huntington,” stated Kay Smith, Operations and Sales Coordinator for Pathfinder Services. “Through the community partnership of the donation of time and manpower from Helping Hands and the generous donation of funds from the Pathfinder Foundation, the Roush family was able to have their wheelchair ramp moved from their previous residence to their current home,” Smith concluded.  “This would not have been an option with a wooden wheelchair ramp.  Accessibility is critical for this family and the modular wheelchair ramp system that we offer with Amramp proved to be a valuable use of resources,” Smith replied.  A year ago, the wheelchair ramp was installed at a previous address and with great ease it was able to be reconfigured and reinstalled in a matter of hours for the family.”

Amramp allows for families and businesses to rent or buy ADA compliant low cost, modular wheelchair ramps with a special grip ramp surface. The wheelchair ramps are made of durable, non-skid mesh steel. The wheelchair ramp grips tires and is safer than wood, the grated surface allows the weather to pass through.  Pathfinder’s Social Mission Closet allows for wheelchair ramps to be provided for free through community donations and a generous donation from the Pathfinder Foundation.

Amramp offers free home evaluations and meets with each client to custom design a wheelchair ramp. All of the wheelchair ramps are installed by trained Amramp specialists. Wheelchair Ramps are available in days not weeks or months and most installations take less than a day.

Amramp is the newest division of Pathfinder Services, Inc. specializing in portable wheelchair ramp systems providing solutions for clients in North Eastern Indiana.  To make a donation to our much needed community social mission wheelchair ramp closet or for more information on Amramp please call Loretta Mottram at (888) 715-7598 or e-mail her at Loretta.mottram@amramp.com.

For more information about Pathfinder Services, Inc. please visit www.pathfinderservices.org.  Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a comprehensive human and community development not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also provides services in Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Grant, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties.

Amramp, offers a fast, easy and safe wheelchair ramp solution to improve people’s lives.  Amramp is a national organization with local, factory-trained professionals and with local inventory throughout the country. To learn more about Amramp’s modular steel wheelchair ramp system, please fill out the form to the left or call us toll-free at 888-715-7598

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