Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thank You to ADOPT-A-RAMP Donors!

Your generosity can change lives this summer.

At U.M. ARMY we believe that building residential access ramps is one of the most important pieces of our work. Yet we face a heart-wrenching dilemma; every year we receive more requests for ramps than we can accommodate. Ramps are huge projects requiring work team adults and support staff with good construction skills. The pre-camp work for a ramp is sometimes intense, requiring multiple visits to the site and interaction Adopt a Ramp Thankswith the local building department for permits. The expense of a single ramp project is also huge running $1500 and higher. Despite these obstacles, the Northeast Board of Directors decided in 2011 to take our ramp building ministry to a higher level by building more of them.

Our first objective is to empower and train more adults to design and help construct ramps. We have put together a Ramp Building Seminar and manual to aid in the pre-site, design, permitting and construction of ramps.

Our second objective is to raise additional funds for building materials used in the construction of access ramps. Adopt-A-Ramp is an opportunity for churches, small groups and individuals to partner with us in our ramp building ministry.

A sincere thank you to these churches, individuals and businesses who have adopted a ramp (or two) over the past two years; your loving generosity has made and amazing difference:

    Shiremanstown UMC
    Diana Karlinsey
    High Mark Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
    Avon Memorial UMC
    Yorktown UMC
    Perry Gambino
    Mary Taylor UMC
    West Chelmsford UMC
    Wethersfield UMC
    New Milford UMC

This year we ask you to prayerfully consider funding a ramp building project with a donation of $1500. This would be an ideal project for your Sunday school class, mission committee, small group or as a church wide effort. Please know that every penny donated will go directly toward building materials for handicap accessibility projects.

Adopt-A-Ramp donations may be sent directly to:

    U.M. ARMY – Northeast
    43 Stone Ridge Rd.
    Westford, MA 01886