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"Texas Ramp Project" helps bring freedom back to disabled

A project aimed at increasing mobility for the disabled is making it's way to the Panhandle.

Thousands of people in Texas are unable to move independently because they are wheelchair bound. But, a non-profit group, called "The Texas Ramp Project" is helping to change that.

"The Texas Ramp Project has a mission of providing free wheelchair ramps for people who may have a hard time affording them," Executive Director John Laine said.

The goal of this non-prophet is to make sure everyone who needs to get in and out of their house, can do so safely on their own.

On Saturday, November 2nd, 10 homes in the Panhandle will receive a new wheelchair ramp.

Funding for the projects in our area comes from the Bivins Foundation.

But, volunteers are needed to help make sure all the ramps can be built.

"We don't have enough volunteers to serve the need that we see," said Laine. "We will train them and teach them and equipped them with tools to make an independent team so they can work in their own counties serving their own counties," he added.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can find out more information at www.texasramps.org

Colleen Nelson - NewsChannel 10

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