In late October, members of UAW Local 249 at the Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) helped build wheelchair ramps around Kansas City.
Partnering with Metro Lutheran Ministries, UAW members spent a few days building wheelchair ramps, which were made for elderly, disabled citizens in the area.
The homeowners receiving the ramps are chosen based on need. Team members were able to travel to the jobsite and complete the project in one day. Metro Lutheran Ministries provided the materials and plans, while the UAW Community Service Committee members manufactured the ramps.
Kim Rowland, chair, UAW Community Services Committee said, “There is such a need in the community for wheelchair ramps. The wife’s mother of the couple we helped lives with them. This will make it significantly easier for her to get in and out of the house now. A few hours of our time and we’ve changed their lives.”
For the Committee, that’s what it’s all about: helping to make other’s lives easier. The ramps are purposely built on blocks so that if and when homeowners move, they can take the ramps with them.
Through this service, the UAW Community Services Committee at KCAP is making a positive impact and improving the lives of those in need within the Kansas City area.