Representing the Kingdom of God to the mobility-impaired The mission of EmmanuWheel is to provide wheelchair ramps to mobility-impaired individuals who cannot afford the cost of the ramps. By addressing the specific needs of mobility-impaired individuals, it is the intention of EmmanuWheel to share the love of Christ in a practical way. EmmanuWheel hopes to create a lasting improvement in their lives.
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Mr. R could not safely get out of his home. A hole existed on the deck and the deck did not meet the door. One stair and a set of concrete blocks was Mr. B's landing. The Kittiwake Baptist Blue team built a safe ramp and had top soil and asphalt delivered to fill the crater that led to the driveway allowing vehicles to access the home in safety.
The Kittiwake Baptist Grey Team built a ramp for Mr. B. Mr. B. was having to get in and out of his home using a piece of plywood laid across the steps - a very dangerous situation. Mr B. and his son were so relieved to have this ramp!
NE Presbyterian built a ramp for little Aiden. Mrs. T. has been Aiden's foster Mom since he was a baby. Now at age 3, his adoption became official :-) . Praise God! Mrs. T. said the most beautiful prayer for the volunteers and their families.
The ROMANS team from Lexington Presbyterian Church build this beautiful ramp for Ms. H. and her mother. The ladies live together and both have struggled to get up and down the steep steps into their home. Ms. H. was absolutely overwhelmed with the blessing of the ramp. It will make such a big difference in both of their lives!
What a joy for the Lexington Church of Christ team to work with Ms. W. and to pray with her family! Ms. W's old rickety stairs were not safe and since she is transitioning to a wheelchair, a ramp was needed. God provided the team with a beautiful building day!
A BIG thank you to Swansea Baptist Church! Their ramp building team quickly constructed an emergency ramp for Ms. W. as she was unable to safely exit her new home. Ms. W. was crying tears of thankfulness!
We are inspired by and grateful for the Cheerful Giver, an anonymous donor who wholeheartedly believes and lives by 2 Corinthians 9:7: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
In 2019, the Cheerful Giver blessed us with a donation to EmmanuWheel. We used the funds to build many ramps for people in our community. Thank you, Cheerful Giver!
The Kittiwake Baptist Church ramp team was blessed to help Mr. G. with a new ramp. Mr. G is now able to get out of his home safely. Prior to this build, Mr. G's family had to help him get to his vehicle.
The Swansea Baptist EmmanuWheel team was proud to partner with Homeworks of America https://homeworksofamerica.org/ for "Loving on Lexington" Day! Our friends at Homeworks funded the large ramp for Mr. J. Swansea Baptist provided the teamwork and craftsmanship for the ramp. Mr. J. can now safely get in and out of his home without fear of falling. Thank you to Homeworks and Swansea Baptist for coming together to share the love of Jesus!
Ms. P. and her brother were SO excited to have a new ramp and safe stairs to access their home. It was truly a blessing for the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team to see their excitement.
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team celebrated the launch of their new tool trailer AND celebrated the honor of building 21 ramps in 2019!
Mr. L was having difficulty getting to his many medical appointments due to a dangerous landing and unstable stairs. The Lord gave the Lexington Church of Christ ramp team a beautiful day to construct a new set of steps and a 38' ramp. Mr. L. and his wife were so appreciative!
Ms. C. was painfully navigating up and down her steep front steps. Thanks to the Kittiwake Baptist ramp building team and to the grace of God, she now has a beautiful new ramp!
The Mt. Horeb UMC Ramp Building Team constructed a much needed ramp for Ms. M. and her wheelchair-bound son.
Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team completed a ramp for Mr. R., a recent paraplegic. As the team packed up to leave, they were blessed to see Mr. R. basking in the sun on the deck of his new ramp system :-).
Mr. P. has had multiple strokes and is now confined to his bed. His wife is his caregiver, but has been unable to get him in and out of the home due to the danger of moving him down the front steps. Now that they have a ramp, she can safely get him to his doctor's appointments. This ramp was planned and organized by teenager Jeffrey Hartung. His grandfather, Ed Hartung, was one of the original founders of EmmanuWheel. Jeffrey is honoring the memory of his grandfather.
Mr. H's sister struggled to get her amputee brother in and out of the house. Because of the efforts of the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team, Mr. H., on his own, took a gleeful ride up and down his new ramp - a perfect Christmas gift! Mr. H. and his sister shed tears of joy and relief. Psalm 118: 24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
Mr. W. survived a medical crisis with the help of the Lexington County Department of Emergency Management Services. His EMS team members learned that Mr. W. had a need for a wheelchair ramp and volunteered to partner with EmmanuWheel. When the West Columbia Fire Department learned about the ramp build, they joined the build team. The EMS team members and firefighters were also joined by another survivor rescued by Lexington EMS to build Mr. W's ramp.
The Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team along with some friends and family members replaced rotting and dangerous boards on a ramp and a deck for Mr. G., a double amputee. Mr. and Mrs. G. were very thankful for the help!
After eleven months of being home-bound, Mr. G. was able to go outside and enjoy a ride down his new ramp! Thank you, Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team!
Psalm 118: 24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
The Good Lord gave the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team a project with a new twist. A back area in poor condition needed to be replaced for Mr. G, the primary caregiver for two adults with disabling conditions.
Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
The Kittiwake Baptist Church ramp building team completed the most technically challenging ramp ever! They worked all day completing multiple sections leading into and out of Ms. B's home. Ms. B says she feels so blessed that she can go outside, be in her back yard, and get to her car.
Upon completion of her ramp, the Mt. Horeb UMC team prayed with Ms. S and prepared to leave. She said she was just going to sit out on her new ramp and enjoy being outside on her own. God is good! Psalm 115:1 – Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
Over a two week period, Mt. Horeb UMC's ramp building team replaced an old, dilapidated ramp with a sturdy, safe system to get Ms. B. into and out of her home. Three teams demolished, pre-built components, and installed the 42' set of ramps. The team was a perfect blend of new, young enthusiasm and mature experience and problem solving skills - all in His service.
Matt 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Kittiwake Baptist Church's ramp building team made Ms. F so happy as she is now able to walk safely to her car!
The Mt. Horeb UMC team constructed a ramp for Ms. J., a courageous young woman who was paralyzed as a result of a drive-by shooting.
Ephesians 2:10For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The Lexington Church of Christ team completed a ramp for Mr. C. Other than doctor appointments, Mr C. had not been out of his home for 8 months.
Despite a potential for rain, the skies cleared and it was a good day. Children attending the build with their parents learned how to use tools, think through a problem, and be helpful on a construction site. What a blessing!
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team built a wonderful wheelchair ramp so Ms. B. could have safe access to her home. There is a huge tree in her front yard that challenged us with a few roots when digging our post supports, but provided incredible shade for our team all during the hot day . Ms. B's daughter was thrilled to receive the Bible we presented as she had recently lost hers – God provides!
Mt. Horeb UMC's ramp building team wanted to share a blessing from the mother of a special young man after his ramp was constructed. The team wanted all to know the joy of being reminded about why they do what they do :-).
Psalm 118: 24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
The skies were Carolina blue, the temperatures were hot, and the ground was hard, but there's nothing that could stop the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building volunteers from doing God's work! The ramp was build for a 4-year old boy suffering with muscular dystrophy. Psalm 118: 24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
God gave the Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team a beautiful day to build this ramp for Mr. M. A 40-foot ramp was completed in 4 hours!
The Mt. Horeb ramp team finished their spring building season on a high note by completing a sturdy ramp that will allow Ms. D. and her brother to get into and out of their home safely. This was a joint effort between EmmanuWheel and Home Works. Home Works supplied the material for the project.
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord and do good
The good Lord held back the rain and provided the right number of volunteers so the Mt. Horeb UMC team could complete a very large ramp for Ms. G.
Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Ms. B was accessing her home on a steep, rickety set of steps that were not even cemented in. She cried when she saw the beautiful ramp constructed by the Kittiwake Baptist Church ramp building team.
Some of our EmmanuWheel leaders and friends took part in the Spirit Corp. for the Governor's Cup race in downtown Columbia. They cheered the runners on as they passed and directed traffic to keep everyone safe.
Mr. D. was in the hospital, however he will have a pleasant surprise when he returns home! His unsafe, rickety ramp was torn down and replaced by the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team. Thank you, team!
Mr. S. was using a steep, portable ramp leaned against the front stairs to help Ms. S. get into their home. The Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team constructed a 35' ramp for Ms. S. at the proper grade. Now Ms. S. can easily and less stressfully get to her doctor appointments.
Swansea Baptist Church ramp building team constructs a ramp for Ms. I!
On a famously hot Columbia day, the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team completed a ramp for Ms. M. and allowed her to move in to her new home.
1 Timothy 6:18-19 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
Ms. J. had to have a ramp prior to being released from rehab. She was so thankful to Shandon United Methodist Church's ramp building team that she could not find the right words - and that is saying a lot for a former Engish teacher!
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team completed a ramp for the H. family! Matthew 5:16 - Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
The weather was perfect as the Northeast Presbyterian Church ramp building team and two of Mr. T.'s friends built a ramp for Mr. T. Now, Mr. T. does not have to worry about navigating the brick steps any more as the steps were a fall risk.
Ms. R. is the thankful recipient of a ramp created by the Swansea First Baptist team!
The Kittiwake Baptist "green team" made sure that Ms. W. can safely get in and out of her home!
Because of the efforts of the Riverbend Church team, Mr. A. can finally get outside by himself!
Thanks to the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team, Mr. H. will no longer have to struggle getting his wife in and out of their home.
Lexington Church of Christ team to the rescue!
Rainwater was pushing sand into Ms. M.'s ramp causing the ramp to settle. The team raised the side of the ramp and installed a French drain with rock and a drain tile to divert the water past the ramp. Now, Ms. M's ramp is safe for her again!
This beautiful ramp was constructed by Chris's D Group - a group of high school boys. Ms. B previously had a steep ramp that was slick during rain. Recently she fell on the ramp. She is thankful that she doesn't have to worry about falling again :-).
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team enjoyed another great day of fellowship and servant hood that resulted in an access ramp for Ms. B. and her mother.
Thank you to Swansea Baptist for building a much needed ramp for Mr. B.
The Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team provided a safe way for Ms. L. to come in and out of her home by removing her old ramp and building a ramp that is sturdy and set at the correct angle.
Ms. L. sent a lovely note to the team stating "So kind, professional and generous. Thank you for allowing me to safely enter and exit our home with an ADA compliant ramp!" 🥰😇
The good work by the Kittiwake Baptist Church ramp building team allows Ms. C. to enter and exit her home on a stable ramp instead of the piece of plywood used previously.
With perfect weather by God, a good plan from the leadership team, and enthusiastic volunteers from the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team, Ms. W's ramp is ready!
1 Corin 15:58 Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
It was a rainy day for the Brookland Baptist ramp building team, however, the team provided sunshine for Ms. K. who can now safely get in and out of her home 😊.
Mr. S., who is blind, will never get to see his ramp, however he will be able to experience the confidence of being able to safely navigate his way into and out of his son's house. Thank you, Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team! 1 Peter 4:11 If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised.
Swansea Baptist Church ramp building team provides Mr. G. with a New Year blessing - a brand new ramp to allow him to safely enter and exit his home!
Everyday in His service is a good day, but the Lord often makes days perfect for Mt. Horeb UMC's ramp team. Such was the case when He performed one of His "little miracles" for Mr. G. The weather was great, the volunteers enthusiastic; and, we pray, the results worthy of His approval.
EmmanuWheel received a wonderful note from Mr. G's son stating "I can't thank you and the rest of the crew for the work you guys did. It turned out better than we even expected. You guys have been a true blessing to our family. Thank you for everything, I know it was a lot of work."
Thank you to the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team for providing safe entry for Mr. J.
1 Peter 4:11 If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised.