Members of Sub T-16 are reaching out to the community of Abilene through work and the Texas Ramp Project on Saturday.
Cody Crist, junior business management from North Richland Hills, is leading the members of his social club to raise a hammer for those less fortunate.
“I work at a hardware store and one of my customers works with a non-profit organization for people who need wheelchairs but can’t use them because they don’t have ramps,” Crist said.
The organization, based out of San Antonio, aims to bring assistance to low-income disabled residents in 19 counties around Abilene. Its mission statement is “Building freedom for the homebound.”
After being given instructions and supplies, the men will be sent out to 12 different locations around the city to build these ramps from scratch.
“It may take only three hours, it may take up to six.
But this is just our first time working with the project,” Crist said.
According to the Texas Ramp Project website, volunteers have built nearly 3,000 ramps in the past six years.
Although the organization is on a serve-as-needed basis, Crist said that he and the members won’t stop here, but will continue to work with the project in the future.
“When I heard the idea for the project, I knew that I wanted to get club involved in it. It would be a great opportunity for us to get to serve people in the community,” Crist said.
If you know of anyone that needs the assistance of the Texas Ramps Projects, you can visit the website at www.texasramps.org.