These are all good community oriented projects being doneand awarded funding. So when I was asked to use my abilities to document them, I was very pleased to say yes. And, as a forever curious dude, it really helps me learn more about the area and its people.
One recent job I went to showcased an empty home awaiting its owner's return. But in order for the elderly owner to be able to come home, a ramp was needed. Her local church sought some help. The Heritage foundation provided some financial assistance and the Ramps of Hope Ministry jumped in with a group of retirees with a penchant for power tools and figuring out complex angles.
The ramp now awaits the owner.
And they pray.
They know the work they are doing is important. It may not be flashy, but its gratifying. This temporary ramp was built in just about three hours on a weekday in March, but it could mean a fellow human will get to enjoy life again at home and not some facility.
Thanks to the efforts from their churches and grants such as the $1,500 they got from the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation, the Ramps of Hope Ministries are able to help lives be better.
This was fun for me to go out an hang out with these guys for an hour or so and see good happening before my eyes. And it's always fun to here old guy banter(wait, I'm getting to understand the jokes..... haha).
Thank you Christian Maher, the director of the foundation for this gift of helping document the good your organization and others are doing. I love my job and I'm pretty happy, after reading and watching the news every morning to get a restored faith in humanity by covering stories like this.
And it hit me as I was working on this as sort of a 'side gig,' that these fellas, all who are retired, also had this important calling as a "side gig."
Learn more about Ramps of Hope at: allgodschildrenministries.org/programs/ramps-hope