Greensboro, NC -- Thirty-five ramps in four years. That takes dedication, hard work and a passion for helping your neighbors.
The Good Morning Show's Mr. Fix It Tom Garcia was at one of the new access ramp construction sites Thursday morning. It's part of the 4th Greensboro Ramp-a-thon. Volunteers build access ramps for low-income homeowners in the city. Typically they are elderly or disabled and need safer ways to get in and out of their houses.
This year volunteers are building nine ramps and repairing one. This will bring the total to 35 ramps.
This week's events are a joint effort by Housing Greensboro, Inc, Catholic HEART Work Camp and The Greensboro Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities.
Garcia talked with Marilyn Townsend, a ramp recipient, about the impact this will make on her life. She said her appreciation is overwhelming, and it really impressed her how many female volunteers were devoting their time to helping her get mobile.
Watch the full interviews in the attached video and visit the Ramp-a-thon's website to find out more on how you can get involved.
WFMY News 2