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"INTERLINK VOLUNTEERS - FAITH IN ACTION WHEELCHAIR RAMP PROJECT" PROGRAM

WHAT Free wheelchair ramps and handicapped ramps built for seniors through individuals, businesses and organization sponsors. Sponsors pay for the construction, installation and volunteer labor of a free wheelchair ramp.
WHYSo seniors can live more independently in thier own home and can prevent accidents and falls thereby helping them to maintain a higher quality of life for a longer period of time. To ensure elderly home safety and to ensure that emergency responders have access to senior homes in case of emergency.
WHEREInterlink Volunteers - Faith in Action.
Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington and Nez Perce County, Idaho. USA.


Program Description

"Interlink Volunteers - Faith in Action Wheelchair Ramp Project" Program looks to individuals, and groups such as businesses and organizations to act as partners and sponsor the construction of a wheelchair ramp.

Partners help pay the cost of materials so that a free ramp can be provided to a senior. They also can assist with labor by volunteering to help build and install the free ramp.

"Interlink Volunteers - Faith in Action" is a public outreach ministry made of volunteers from various faiths and community groups. Their aim is to provide senior services so that the elderly and others can continue to live independently in their own homes. a network of religious congregations, community agencies and concerned citizens.
source:interlinkvolunteers.org

Some of the reported benefits of free ramps installed for the elderly include:

-Seniors taking more trips to get medical care such as doctor's visits and dialysis treatments
-Seniors having increased mobility and more choice in daily activities
-Seniors reconnecting with their friends and communities
-Seniors accessing social service programs
-Seniors being supported to age in place and stay in their own communities rather than having to make a decision of mov into costly assisted living facilities
-Ramps are crucial in the case of emergencies so that elderly and emergency first responders are able to enter and exit the home quickly and safely

HOW TO BUILD A RAMP:


Ramps.org -
Layout Considerations for Building a Ramp - covers the many factors needed to be considered when deciding on a ramp system. Where to Buy a Ramp and the various choices including: Aluminum Ramps, Portable Ramps, Threshold Ramps, Galvanized Steel Wheelchair Ramps, Concrete Deck Wheelchair Ramps, Van Ramps, Non Skid Treads, Portable, Permanant etc.

Lowes - How to Build A Wheelchair Ramp Guide:
-Considerations before designing and starting construction a wheelchair ramp
-Planning the Ramp
-Home Entry, Space Limitations and Obstacles that Impact Ramp Design
-Ramp Slope and Size
-Building Codes
-Is Ramp Compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design -Handrails and Spindles
-Ramp Materials

Home Wheelchair Ramp Project- How to build RAMPS for Home Accessibility: A Design and Construction Manual covers topics such as:

-Community Participation in building a free ramp
-Ramp Design Overview
-Getting a Ramp Built and Points to Consider
-Good and Bad Ramps
-Slope and Safety of Ramps
-Landings
-Rampway Widths and Running Surface Features
-Layout Issues
-Ramp Construction Methods
-Ramp Codes and Permits
-Boardwalks
-Guardrail/Handrail
-Straight Ramp
-Ramp with Right Angle
-180 Degree Ramp

Find out more about the "Interlink Volunteers - Faith in Action Wheelchair Ramp Project" Program

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