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Build a Wheelchair Ramp for Seniors!

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Catholic Community Services' Volunteer Services

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A woman in Onalaska has mobility issues and cannot safely enter and exit her home. She is in need of a wheelchair ramp to be built so she does not have to use steps, which are a fall risk to her. She is extremely low-income and needs help with an assessment of how much supplies would cost for an ADA accessible ramp to be constructed and then a volunteer to help build the ramp once she is able to procure the supplies. At the moment Volunteer Services does not have any builders in Onalaska, so anyone living around the area or willing to travel is very much needed! Volunteer Services with Catholic Community Services can reimburse for mileage at $0.44/mile and offers extended liability insurance at no cost to the volunteer.

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About Catholic Community Services' Volunteer Services

Location:

129 Decatur Street NW, Olympia, WA 98502, US

Mission Statement

We believe every child should grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing environment We believe the elderly should be able to live with security and dignity. We believe healthy family life should be affirmed and supported in our communities We believe in compassion, love and respect for all people, especially the poor and most vulnerable. We believe in joining with others to change systems that oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering. We believe employees and volunteers should work in an environment that fosters respect, teamwork and excellence. We believe in all of these things for all people, whatever their color, whatever language they speak or however they worship.

Description

Our program exists as a safety net for low-income elders and people with disabilities (also low-income)by providing them with services that allow them to remain living as independently as possible in their own homes (not assisted living). For example, a 89 year old woman who only collects $600/mo. in Social Security needs help with her lawn. She can't afford to pay someone, and if her lawn goes a couple of months without being mowed, now the lawn is a fire hazard.

Community
Emergency & Safety
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lewis CountyCentralia, WA 98531

(46.74178,-122.94906)
 

SKILLS

  • Security
  • Renovation
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Home Repair

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • flexible
  • Understanding of ADA guidelines or ability to follow guidelines upon reading.

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