Build Wheelchair Ramps for Seniors

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.

CASA Warehouse Volunteer Opportunities

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.

 

CASA Wheelchair Ramp Blitz 2014 – Give Freedom for the Holidays!

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The goal for the 2014 Wheelchair Ramp Blitz is building 20 ramps across Madison County!

The Schedule
December 6th, 13th, 20th
Each team sets their own schedule.  Backup dates are available.

Multiple teams are needed each day.  Help is needed with ramp repairs also! Teams of 3 for repairs and 7 for builds.

Team member desired skill sets: Use a hammer, move, lift, hold lumber, paint, caulk, use a sledgehammer, or socialize.

See the CASA Warehouse page for dates where help is needed with preparing sections for the blitz builds.

Pictures of some of the CASA Volunteers who changed lives during the Ramp Blitz of 2013

 

 

 


Hear from the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Ramp Team about what it takes to build ramps.

 

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

Description: build wheelchair ramps for elderly/ wheelchair bound clients

Good for:

• 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 askus@casamadisoncty.org or by Phone at 256-533-7775

Pictures of some of our awesome volunteers at work

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Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound of Madison County
CASA of Madison County, 701 Andrew Jackson Way, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 533-7775 Fax: (256) 533-7544
E-mail: info@casamadisoncty.org
CASA is a United Way of Madison County Agency and Participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, CFC Agency #78895