“Everyone needs a Little Extra HELP”
Pathfinder Services’ newest division, Amramp, which specializes in modular wheelchair ramps, completed another ramp with the assistance of Helping Hands in Huntington.
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.
Pathfinder’s Social Mission Closet allows for ramps to be provided for free through community donations and a generous donation from the Pathfinder Foundation.
On the morning of June 19th, Helping Hands, a partnering volunteer installation group through the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington completed a ramp at the Roush home also in Huntington. Ryan Burns, Edward Doake, Donald Garde, and Philip Graves from Helping Hands volunteered their time to install the ramp.
“Helping Hands has been great to work with! Through the assistance of Helping Hands we were able to provide a ramp to the Roush family of Huntington,” stated Kay Smith, Operations and Sales Coordinator for Pathfinder Services. “Through the community partnership of donated time and manpower from Helping Hands and the generous donation of funds from the Pathfinder Foundation, the Roush family was able to have their ramp moved from their previous residence to their current home,” Smith said. “This would not have been an option with a wooden ramp. Accessibility is critical for this family and the modular ramp system that we offer with Amramp proved to be a valuable use of resources. A year ago, the ramp was installed at a previous address and with great ease it was able to be reconfigured and reinstalled in a matter of hours for the family,” Smith concluded.
Thanks to the ramp designed by our Amramp experts, and installed by Helping Hands, 3 year old Robert Martin of Huntington, who suffers from the most severe form of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is able to leave his home in a reclining wheelchair. His mother, Debra Roush can now safely assist Robert down the ramp instead of having to navigate steps at their home. Pathfinder Amramp has changed their lives and given them the opportunity to do something many of us do without thinking, leave their home safely and conveniently.
Amramp offers free home evaluations and meets with each client to custom design the ramp. All of the ramps are installed by trained Amramp specialists. Ramps are available in days, not weeks or months, and most installations take less than a day.
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 Loretta Mottram 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.