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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

RAMP-A-THON: Ruth

Ramp on a house with Ramp Up sign in yardRuth is 95 years young and lives in Benton Harbor. She has multiple disabilities and was unable to leave her home without being carried out. Not being able to leave her home created a feeling of isolation for Ruth as well as being a significant safety issue. Disability Network Southwest Michigan coordinated volunteers from Harbor Habitat for Humanity and funding used from our Ramp Up program and St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Foundation to build a ramp for Ruth so she can independently access her community.

Ruth is most excited that she can now visit her sister who lives in a nursing facility. Ruth also enjoys just getting outside and sitting in the sunshine.

Your Ramp-a-Thon donation could help build a ramp for someone in need! Ramp-a-Thon supports our Ramp Up program which builds or purchases ramps for people with mobility disabilities in Southwest Michigan. No donation is too big or too small! Please use the button below to make your on-line donation or contact Kristen Potts (269-345-1516 x119) in our Kalamazoo office for other donation methods.