CASA builds wheelchair ramps for needy individuals regardless of income or age and at no cost to the client. Wheelchair ramps provide CASA clients the mobility necessary for safely entering and leaving their homes, while promoting a sense of independence and freedom and access to the outside world. Each ramp is custom designed for each client and built by CASA volunteers. By providing wheelchair ramps, we are providing our clients with the knowledge that there are people in the community who truly care about their well-being.
Our new addition of the CASA Warehouse will provide an indoor facility for ramp sections to be pre-built and painted prior to the builds on site. This is a great step in improving the Wheelchair Ramp Building process. Click here to see pictures and find out how you can be a part of this new opportunity.
December Ramp Blitz 2015!
Throughout the whole month of December CASA volunteers work together to build as many ramps as possible for families in Madison County, a special gift that gives them a peace of mind and safety for their loved ones. Our goal is to build 25 wheelchair ramps during the December Ramp Blitz!
Each team sets their own schedule during the month of December!
Groups still needed for builds on Saturday, December 19th.
Multiple teams are needed each day. Teams of 3 volunteers for each repair team and 7 volunteers for each build team.
Team member desired skill sets: Use a hammer, move, lift, hold lumber, paint, caulk, use a sledgehammer, or socialize.
If you would like to participate please contact Johnie or Marcia in the CASA Office (256-533-7775) to sign up for a build or repair.
We really need your help to make this Blitz a success!
Time Lapse Video of a Ramp Build – Start to Finish
Thank you Messiah Lutheran Church of Madison, AL for your hard work and dedication to the needs of our seniors and homebound in Madison County!
Interests: building, repair, fixing, handyman, ramps, tools
• Groups with 6- 8 members, Highschool age and older, who are willing to build at least 3 wheelchair ramps in a year. Teams should have at least one member of the team trained by an existing trained CASA ramp building volunteer prior to the first build. All builds must be led by a CASA trained ramp supervisor. Contact the CASA Office to get your Ramp Team started.
• Individuals can contact the office about opportunities to help in the CASA warehouse by preparing sections for ramp builds.
When: Weekday or weekend, year round
Time Commitment: build time varies depending on ramp size, availability of the teams and volunteers. Some ramps can be completed in as little as 2 hours to 4 hours.
What you need: tools (ex. saw, hammer, etc) basic building skills, ability to lift 25 pounds. CASA will provide materials (ex. lumber and nails) and ramp sketch
Special skills: Previous carpentry experience are a plus
Note: All builds must be scheduled in advance
Contact: By Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Phone at 256-533-7775