The Gift of Freedom of Movement

RAMPS Build Ramps for Those in Need

Photo by: Susan Revere
Students work toward a common goal in RAMPS.

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, RAMPS held its first informational meeting after school  in room 339. RAMPS stands for Ramp Access Made Possible by Students. It is an non-profit community service organization that builds wheelchair accessible ramps for people of low income families, or those who currently use unstable and unsafe ramps.

“We build metal ramps as opposed to wood because they are a more sustainable investment,” explains Susan Revere, of RAMPS. “Each ramp can be reused about four times, so when someone donates a dollar, I tell them they are really donating four.”

The members of RAMPS work hard to provide a successful product that ensures the safety of those who need wheelchair-accessible ramps. The members and class officers are in the process of discussing future fundraising ideas in order to raise enough funds to build ramps for those who cannot afford them, or those who do not have the ability to do build them themselves.

New member Caitlin Woods says, “I recently joined because I heard about RAMPS, and I wanted to help change lives, even if it’s only a few.”

“RAMPS has been one of the best experiences in my life,” explains Rachel Edwards, 2017-2018 student president of RAMPS. “Giving others the chance to have a better life after a short morning of work is extremely rewarding.”

If you are interested in joining RAMPS, please contact any of the current officers or Mr. Yost in room 339 for an application form. Applications are due by October 10th.