Amramp Receives Donations from Village Chiropractic & Unilever Good-Humor Breyers to Help Local Family

Amramp received a $700 donation from Village Chiropractic in Fort Wayne, Indiana and a $500 grant from Unilever Good-Humor Breyers in Huntington, Indiana recently to help fund a ramp for Lynn Barkema in Huntington.

Ronda Smelser from Amramp receiving a donation from Dr. Heather Gick, Erica Eastom, Jamie Bernardin with Village Chiropractic

“The donations we received assisted in purchasing ramp material for our Social Mission closet which allowed us to provide this much needed ramp for Lynn,” stated Ronda Smelser, Regional Sales Coordinator for Amramp. “Without these generous donations from Village Chiropractic and Unilever Good-Humor Breyers it would not have been possible for this family to have their ramp installed and be able to maneuver safely during the inclement weather we are experiencing. Thank you Village Chiropractic and Unilever Good-Humor Breyers for your donation!” Smelser concluded.“The donations we received assisted in purchasing ramp material for our Social Mission closet which allowed us to provide this much needed ramp for Lynn,” stated Ronda Smelser, Regional Sales Coordinator for Amramp. “Without these generous donations from Village Chiropractic and Unilever Good-Humor Breyers it would not have been possible for this family to have their ramp installed and be able to maneuver safely during the incl

The ramp was installed by Helping Hands, a volunteer install group through the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington.

“Regarding the program with Amramp, I cannot say enough good things about it. Recently, I fell and broke my leg, and would be unable to leave my house while it heals without my ramp,” stated Lynn Barkema, recipient of the ramp. “Through the joint efforts of Amramp, and my church, I am able to have the use of a temporary ramp until I am back on my feet. I would be unable to work without it. It is particularly wonderful in that ice and snow go right through the grid, and it does not become slippery in bad weather! My thanks to all who aided in this project,” Barkema concluded.

Amramp allows for families and businesses to rent or purchase an ADA compliant, low cost, modular ramp, featuring a patented non-slip ramp surface. The unique, perforated steel mesh ramp surface has an open pattern, allowing moisture to drain, reducing the possibility of a slippery ice surface or mold build-up.

Amramp offers free home evaluations and meets with each client to custom design the ramp. Ramps are available in days, not weeks or months, and most installations take less than a day.

Ronda Smelser from Amramp (Center) receiving a grant from Mark Gehrke (Left) and Kim Eckelbarger (Right) of Unilever

Amramp, the newest division of Pathfinder Services, Inc., specializes in modular wheelchair ramps, providing accessibility solutions for clients in North Eastern Indiana.  To make a donation to our much needed community social mission ramp closet or for more information on Amramp please call Ronda Smelser at (260) 519-0101 or e-mail her at [email protected].

For more information about Pathfinder Services, Inc. please visit www.pathfinderservices.org.    Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a comprehensive human and community development not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also provides services in Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Grant, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Starke, Stuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties.

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