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Newsbeat: Ramp it Up


Photo courtesy Greg Schneider
Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News February 2016

Ramp It Up For Veterans is slowly expanding its reach across the United States

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Ramp It Up For Veterans is slowly expanding its reach across the United States, with plans to build at least 30 ramps in 2016 for deserving veterans and their families. The operation has already installed 15 ramps within the Ohio Valley, as well as two in Kentucky.

Greg Schneider, volunteer coordinator for Operation Ramp It Up For Veterans, and several Ohio UPS volunteers recently teamed with EZ Access ramps of Seattle to build a ramp for Martin Bruce, a 67-year-old Purple Heart Vietnam veteran, pictured front left. Bruce has medical issues stemming from Agent Orange exposure, including having several toes amputated. The Ohio UPS contingent joined with Seattle UPS volunteers, and the team of 12 took four hours to build the 21-foot ramp.

For 2016, veterans have been chosen in Texas and Michigan, and Schneider says their first build will probably be in Washington, D.C. 

 

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