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Housing Greensboro, Inc. Hosts Annual Ramp-A-Thon

11:09 AM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC - This is what helping your neighbor in need is really all about.  From July 22-25, just about 100 volunteers will build ramps for people who need them the most.

WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain joined volunteers from Catholic Heart Workcamp as they finished building a ramp for a homeowner on Osborne Street in Greensboro.

The homeowner, Winford Winslow Jr. is 65-years-old, has cerebral palsy, is deaf and doctors told him within the year, he'll be confined to a wheel chair.

"I appreciate this so much," Winslow said through an ASL interpreter.  "This is preparing me for my future," he said.

The ramps are possible because of your donations to Housing Greensboro, Inc.

"It's all about making homes safer," said Gene Brown, Housing Greensboro's President and Executive Director.  "We're adding a ramp to the back of the house; making it wheel chair accessible and we're adding hand rails to the steps in the front."

Brown says every ramp is built to code and would normally cost a homeowner $2,500 to build.  But with your help Housing Greensboro covers the cost.

To learn how you can support the organization online click here.  Their website also has information on volunteer and fundraising opportunities.

 

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