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.
If you have questions or if you need additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 803-606-7551.
EmmanuWheel earned the 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency on @GuideStarUSA! By adding information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, and progress indicators, we are highlighting the difference we help to make in the world. Check us out!
A Monday evening men's Bible study group partnered with EmmanuWheel to provide a much needed ramp for Mr. S., an 83-year-old disabled Army Veteran. The men's group also installed grab bars, made a few repairs, and installed new smoke detectors in the home. Thank you to these gifted, Godly men. They responded joyfully to help Mr. S in his time of need.
1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Ms. V. uses a walker and was in dire need of a safe way to get in and out of her home for medical appointments. A large deck in front of her home had no access point and was dangerously unsupported. The Latino Lions team helped Ms. V. by raising her deck and adding supports and handrails along with an ADA-compliant ramp. Now Ms. V. can safely enter and exit any time she wishes. Thank you Latino Lions for another job well done!
Galatians 5:13-14 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Ms. T. had an existing ramp that was dangerously slick and falling apart. Les, Ed, and Chris, representing EmmanuWheel and Kittiwake Baptist Church, were able to brave the light rain and provide a new, safe ramp that will last for many years to come.
Matthew 20:26-28 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave.For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
The Mt. Horeb ramp team did not let the rain stop them from completing another successful project for God’s glory! Ms. L. has muscular dystrophy and last April fell and broke her femur. The team met Ms. L.’s mother and designed a safe ingress/egress path to the home. Ms. L. and her mom were very grateful to all of the volunteers for their time and hard work. Psalm 115:1 Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
Mr. B. worked in construction until a major medical event left him unable to walk or stand. The family has struggled to get him in and out of his home for years. Mr. and Mrs. B. are so thankful to the Kittiwake Baptist ramp team for giving them the gift of safe and sturdy access to their home.
Galatians 6:2 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
EmmanuWheel partnered with 2nd Saturday to provide wheelchair access to 2 deer hunting blinds at HomePlace Ministries https://www.facebook.com/homeplaceministry/. HomePlace ministers to disabled veterans on Wounded Hero weekends. Therapeutic hunting techniques are used to help Wounded Heroes engage with civilian life. Thank you, HomePlace Ministries, for all you do to care for and serve our Wounded Heroes!
The Lord sent beautiful weather allowing the Mt. Horeb team to constructed a ramp for amputee, Ms. S. Ms. S. was thrilled with her new deck and ramp and was outside enjoying the work done by the team with her husband when the team left :-). Galatians 5:13-14 "...Live this free life by loving and helping others. 14 You obey the whole Law when you do this one thing, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
Mr. D. is in a wheelchair and has suffered through multiple strokes. He was in rehab and was not able to enter his home until a wheelchair ramp was constructed. Thank you to the Kittiwake Baptist ramp team for constructing a safe and sturdy ramp for Mr. D.! His parents live next door and served lunch to the team in appreciation for their efforts.
Mr. C's existing wheelchair ramp was in poor condition. A site inspection determined that repairing the ramp was not practical and a much shorter ramp was in order. The new ramp, built by the Mt. Horeb ramp team, is still over 60 feet long! All of the slopes are now ADA-compliant. Mr. C. provided us with a tasty lunch and shared his mission experiences with us. The Mt. Horeb team ended the project with Pastor Phil leading the team and Mr. C's family in "communion at the rail" :-) .
Galatians 6:9-10 NIV Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
A health issue caused Mr. H. to have his leg amputated. EmmanuWheel was pleased to partner with Rocky Grove Baptist Church to install a temporary modular aluminum ramp for Mr. H. Our prayers are with Mr. H. as he heals from surgery and adjusts to his prosthesis.
Mr. and Ms. T are faithful members at North Point Community Church in Columbia, SC. When Ms. T. became unable to walk, Pastor Freddy contacted EmmanuWheel.
North Point provided a great group of volunteers to construct Ms. T's ramp. Mr. T. shared some wonderful stories of his days as a US Navy Seabee with all of the volunteers!
Do you know someone in the Midlands of South Carolina who needs a ramp? Contact us at email@example.com.
Sometimes a modular aluminum ramp is the best option for a person needing a ramp. Ms. T. was unable to safely use her front steps. We were able to work with her son and her brother-in-law to install a temporary modular aluminum ramp. She now can enter and exit her home without worrying about navigating stairs.
If you have a modular aluminum ramp you would like to donate, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. so we can bless someone in need of such a ramp!
Ms. Y. had a ramp that was built many years ago by family members. The ramp became so unsafe, that emergency medical transport providers were not able to use the ramp. Thank you to the Latino Lions team for building Ms. Y. a safe ramp that will last for many years to come!
Mr. T. uses a wheelchair due to his health issues. He recently received a motorized wheelchair, however, a sturdy ramp was needed to support the wheelchair. Thank you to Richard Miller and Modern Woodmen for funding the ramp build and for providing volunteers to build the ramp!
Ms. A. is 91 years old and is no longer able to walk. A ramp was essential to allow her family to get her safely to medical appointments. Thank you to the Kittiwake Baptist ramp team for coming to the rescue and building a beautiful and safe ramp for Ms. A.!
EmmanuWheel partnered with Riverbend Community Church and Home Works of America to provide a ramp for Mr. D. The volunteers were able to fix his mailbox and clean up his yard while there. While at his home, we heard from Mr. D.'s neighbors about what a great neighbor he was and how he helped those around him when he was in better health. What a pleasure to give back to him by building a much needed ramp. It was also a joy to work with brothers and sisters in Christ who are such a blessing to someone in need!
Mr. N. had a very steep ramp with no safety rails. He fell many times and was unable to get in and out of his home without fear of falling. The Mt. Horeb team was able to design a sturdy, safe ramp that Mr. N. loves. He anticipates being in a wheelchair in the near future, so he is now better equipped to access his home when that time comes.
HEBREWS 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
The Kittiwake Baptist ramp team found a creative solution to fit a ramp in a small space for Ms. W. Thank you to this faithful team for serving others.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
Ms. B. has a medical condition that makes her very weak and unable to stand. She has fallen many times on her stairs. Thankfully, she doesn't have to worry about using those stairs anymore. She now has a beautiful ramp. With a little help, she was even able to show us a few dance moves! Thank you to the Latino Lions ramp team for another blessed day sharing the love of Christ!
On one busy day, three ramps were built! Home Works of Americafunded the ramps and coordinated volunteers from Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. Team leaders from Mt. Horeb Churchand Kittiwake Baptist Church led the students.
This ramp was for Mr. J, who was in dire need of a ramp. EmmanuWheel board member, Franco Shaw, and Executive Director, Chris Sharpe, had a great time working with the students. The student team was able to complete the huge ramp in just one day. God was definitely with the Heathwood Hall team :-). Thank you to all of the wonderful partners who make ramp builds like this one possible.
Ms. P. is a wheelchair user and she is on oxygen. She had no safe method of getting in and out of her home. Mungo Homes came to her rescue! Thank you, Mungo Homes, for being such an amazing partner and thank you for building a safe and sturdy ramp for Ms. P.!
Ms. P. had a very steep and dangerous set of stairs that she and her family had to navigate every time she was scheduled for one of her many medical appointments. Thank you, Mungo Homes, for providing the materials and the wonderful volunteers to build Ms. P. a beautiful new ramp!
The mother of a young adult daughter was looking for help getting her daughter in and out of their home for appointments. She also wanted her daughter to know the joys of being outside on occasion - something that she was only able to do if help was available from friends and family members. Thanks to the Mt. Horeb ramp team, the young lady can now enter and exit her home safely and she can enjoy the outdoors. Mt. Horeb's new friend and her mother appreciated God's gift and they appreciated the opportunity to participate with the ramp team in "communion at the rail".
1 Corinthians 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.
Thank you to the Brookland Baptist Church deacons for providing the manpower to build a much-needed ramp for Ms. S. Ms. S. is now safely able to enter and exit her home - something she has not been able to easily do for a long time. The deacons also were also blessed to be able to celebrate communion with Ms. S.
A recent injury and multiple health issues caused Ms. C. to use a wheelchair. With no safe way to enter and exit, she was homebound. Thank you to the Kittiwake Baptist ramp team for once again being the hands and feet of God by providing a safe and sturdy ramp for Ms. C.
For the mobility-impaired, a wheelchair ramp can make the difference between being homebound and out in the community. Whether it is to a medical appointment or a visit with family, the work of our volunteers helps our clients find a new way of life both in and out of their homes.
Thank you, Swansea Baptist Church for providing a team to build this beautiful ramp for Mr. M.
Ms. T. received a new motorized wheelchair, however she needed a well-built ramp to allow safe entrance and exit from her home. Thank you to Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union for funding the ramp and for providing awesome volunteers to build the ramp for Ms. T.!
Steps in the front and back of Ms. M's home made the use of her walker risky and caused her to be mostly homebound. The Mt. Horeb ramp team developed a plan with Ms. M. to provide safe access and to allow others to assist her. Ms. M. was not able to meet with the team at the completion of the build, but she called and said she was moved to tears when she saw what the team did for her. She said the ramp will make a huge difference in her life. She wanted the ramp team to know that she appreciated the work they did and was especially thankful for the large print Bible that was signed and left for her.
At the end of the build, Pastor Phil lead the team in "communion at the rail".
James 2:14-17 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Mariana Sanchez is a volunteer with the Latino Lions https://www.facebook.com/lexingtonlionssc ramp building team. We asked Mariana why she volunteers and she responded that EmmanuWheel does a very beautiful and motivating job to help people who need it. What she likes most about volunteering is the smile and joy of the people we help.
We are SO thankful to Mariana and to the Latino Lions for showing their love and for sharing their talents. This very active team is a gift to so many people and they help our clients find a new way of life both in and out of their homes.
Mr. S. could not be released from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta until he had a ramp. Thank you Kittiwake Baptist Church for making this happen!
With each piece of wood cut and nail hammered, our volunteers share the love of Christ and create lasting improvement in the lives of mobility-impaired individuals in our community. The Mt. Horeb ramp team build this ramp for Mr. C. Thank you to the many devoted volunteers at Mt. Horeb https://www.facebook.com/mthorebumc !
Ms. H. arrived home from the hospital in time to see a much needed new ramp built by the Kittiwake Baptist Church ramp team. Thank you Kittiwake Baptist Church!
Ms. J. could not get safely out of her home for her medical appointments. Thank you Mill City Church for teaming up with EmmanuWheel to build the ramp she needed!
************************************************************************************************************ Our People are a blessing.....
When our communication team decided to highlight volunteers, all on the team immediately wanted to highlight our Intake Coordinator, Mary Turner. Mary has been a gift to EmmanuWheel for years!
The Intake Coordinator works with medical providers, social workers, and pastoral staff members referring potential ramp build clients to us. Mary promptly responds to all phone calls and emails.
We asked Mary why she volunteers. "I volunteer because it’s something I can do to serve and help people who have a great need for mobility in and out of their home." What do you enjoy most about volunteering for EmmanuWheel? "It is very fulfilling to be able to talk to the clients and hear their story and know that EmmanuWheel will be able to help them with a ramp to make their life easier."
Mary, you are always a help to EmmanuWheel! We are thankful to you for your years of dedicated service. *************************************************************************************************************************
Filled with the Spirit, the Mt. Horeb ramp team endured the heat and and had to dig in hard ground to install a ramp for Mr. K. After consulting with the family, a ramp was designed to allow Mr. K. to get in and out of the home without any assistance. Mr. K. immediately started using the ramp and expressed his appreciation for this blessing in his life.
Mr. and Mrs. S. are both disabled and were in dire need of a safe ramp to help them enter and exit their home. Thank you Latino Lions for providing secure access for this family!
God provided good weather and great volunteers allowing the Mt. Horeb ramp team to install a ramp for Ms. W. Thank you, Mt. Horeb volunteers for representing God’s kingdom and for ensuring that Ms. W. has a safe way to access her home.
Mr. K. is paralyzed from the chest down. He needed a safer way to get in and out of his home. Mr. K. and his mother were overwhelmed with joy and gratitude by the ramp build by the Mt. Horeb ramp team. Their response serves as a powerful reminder of what this ministry means to those who experience it.
Titus 3:14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
Ms. E. is wheelchair-bound and in constant pain. Any time she had a medical appointment, her daughter and her neighbors spent 30 minutes to move her in or out of her home. Thanks to the Mt. Horeb ramp team, she now has easier and safer access. The Mt. Horeb pre-build team did a wonderful job setting up the ramp so the the install team had an efficient assembly of this beautifully designed ramp.
There is almost no wasted material in the construction of EmmanuWheel ramps. Post caps are manufactured from leftover scraps of unusable deck boards. During this post cap party, 435 caps were made by some amazing EmmanuWheel volunteers!
Mr. L is confined to a wheelchair and had a very steep and dangerous makeshift ramp allowing him to get in and out of his home in emergencies. Thanks to the Swansea Baptist Ramp Team, he now has a solid, well built, ADA-compliant ramp he can rely on!
Thank you Latino Lions for another job well done! Multiple health issues caused Mr. and Mrs. M. to have difficulty using steps to enter and exit their home. Mrs. M. recently fell on the steps. Now the couple does not have to worry about falling. The Latino Lions team was commended for their work ethic as Mr. and Mrs. M expressed their thanks to the team for making such a difference in their lives.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6
Ms. D. and her mother had an immediate need for a ramp to replace a temporary ramp after Ms. D. was released from the hospital. The temporary ramp was narrow and moved under the weight of her motorized wheelchair. The family was afraid that the chair would tip over. Ms. D. and her mother expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Mt. Horeb volunteers for this lasting improvement to the quality of Ms. D's life :-).
Thank you, Cheerful Giver! The Cheerful Giver is an anonymous donor who gives through the Central Carolina Community Foundation. We are so thankful that you believe in the ministry of EmmanuWheel!
Mr. H., a recent amputee, was unable to safely exit his home. The Kittiwake Baptist Church Blue ramp team built a beautiful ramp allowing him to enter and exit his home with safety!
A huge THANK YOU to the Mungo team for partnering with EmmanuWheel by providing wonderful volunteers with servant hearts and hard working spirits! A safe and sturdy ramp was constructed for Mr. B. by this team.
Ms. R. is a quadriplegic due to a car accident almost 10 years ago. Her family is getting a home ready for her. The Latino Lions ramp team assisted with the home by adding a wheelchair ramp and renovating the existing deck. Ms. R. now has a safe way in and out of her home. Thank you Latino Lions for being the hands and feet of Jesus! It was a wonderful day made even better when Jim and Barbara from the Lexington Lions Club provided lunch! Galatians 6:2(KJV) “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ”
The Lord provided a break in the rain allowing the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team to complete a ramp for Mr. M. Thank you to the volunteers who helped to make this miracle possible!
EmmanuWheel was proud to serve in partnership with the Mungo Foundation to build a ramp for Ms. S. Ms. S. has multiple health issues and needed the ramp to safely transition to her home after a major medical procedure.
Ms. G. could not leave rehab until she had safe access to her home. Thanks to the Latino Lions, she can now return home to be with Mr. G.! The Latino Lions ramp team, representing Jesus, came to the rescue. The weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed working together and ministering to this family.
Isaiah 25: Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team gave God the Glory with their time and talents by building a ramp for Mr. L. Mr. L is an amputee who had only stair access to his home. He now has an extra large deck and an ADA-compliant ramp.
With God's help, the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team completed a ramp for Mr. L. Mr. L. is looking forward to the day he is strong enough to use the ramp on his own.
God’s kingdom of grace was in full display as the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team built a 59-foot-long ramp for Mr. H. Mr. H. is an amputee and is legally blind. His existing ramp was too steep and was in disrepair. Our volunteers also took time to clean up an outdoor space and haul away some concrete debris. The team concluded the build by sharing communion at the rail. 1Peter4:11 Whoever speaks is to do so as one who is speaking actual words of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever.
Thank you, CCME, for a donation that will allow us to share your gift with mobility-impaired individuals in the Midlands who need wheelchair ramps, but cannot afford them. CCME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized as a leader in improving health care quality. Pictured below are Donald J. DiPette, MD, Board Member CCME Foundation and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of SC School of Medicine, Franco Shaw, EmmanuWheel Board Member, Donna Groomes, EmmanuWheel Board Member, Les Groom, EmmanuWheel Board Member, and Chris Sharpe, Executive Director, EmmanuWheel.
2 Corinthians 9:7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”
On a beautiful Saturday, the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team installed a ramp for Ms. R. Ms. R's family couldn’t wait to get her outside of her home and on her new ramp so she too could enjoy the day :-).
We were recently contacted by the mother of a 12-year-old girl with special needs who spent the past month in the hospital. Her daughter had to have a sturdy ramp built to code before she could be released from the hospital. The child’s family could not safely handle getting her in and out of the home.
We knew that God was calling us to build the ramp. A group of willing volunteers immediately surfaced, an anonymous donor paid for the cost of the lumber needed, and EmmanuWheel’s Executive Director wanted to build the ramp as quickly as possible.
On a hot and humid Saturday, volunteers from the Orangeburg County EMS, the Neeses Volunteer Fire Department, and the North Volunteer Fire Department led by the Executive Director of EmmanuWheel built a ramp in record time for this sweet child. Miss Sierra is clearly loved by her family members and seems to charm everyone she meets. Now, she can safely come home. Now she is able to get in and out of her home for appointments―and just to enjoy spending time outside with her family.
Isaiah 6: 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Psalm 139:10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
God’s love and kindness was in full display when the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team built an eighty-two foot long ramp for Mr. R. Mr. R., a recent amputee, needed a ramp to allow for wheelchair access to his vehicle. The ramp build concluded with "communion at the rail."
1 Peter 4:10, NIV: Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team installed a large ramp system for Ms. H. who was waiting on a ramp so she could be discharged from a rehab facility. Thank you to Pastor Phil who served communion at the ramp's hand rail.
The Lord used varied resources to accomplish His plan when Mt. Horeb's ramp team joined students from Heathwood Hall school to build a ramp for Ms. C. Homeworks provided the materials and recruited the Heathwood Hall students, and EmmanuWheel's managing director planned the build. What a rewarding experience for all involved despite the rain storm that soaked everyone!
Heb. 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.
What a difference a ramp can make in the lives of those we serve! The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team just completed a ramp for Ms. H. Ms. H. has to use a walker and had fallen several times. Her home’s primary ingress/egress point consisted of three narrow circular stairs with no handrail. Her new ramp gives her a safe way to access her home and eliminates the risk of her falling again.
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team had to design a building plan to avoid a septic tank and a tree to complete a ramp for Ms. T. Together, a workable solution was created. Now Ms. T. can use her walker to get outside and enjoy her yard with the family!
John 12:26, NIV: "Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.”
Working with EmmanuWheel's Managing Director, members of the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team built and installed a ramp for Ms. P. Ms. P. had fallen a number of times on a dilapidated set of steps and only ventured out when absolutely necessary. Family members joined the ramp team to complete not only safe egress, but a small porch where Ms. P. can enjoy some time out of doors.
Ecc 3:12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
God provided good weather and great volunteers from the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team to complete the build and install of a ramp for Ms. G. Another magnificent build, Mt. Horeb!
Mrs. M. could not get out of her home. The stairs leading to her porch were rotting and missing wood. The Kittiwake Baptist Church Blue Team created a ramp onto the front screened in porch, built a wraparound ramp reaching the street, and reversed the door openings so the door would not hit the ramp. Now her caregivers can enter easily as well. You are amazing Kittiwake Baptist Blue Team!
Despite a few weather-related delays, the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team was finally blessed with perfect weather allowing the team to complete a ramp for Ms. E. and her son. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who built this ramp!
Ephesians 4:28 NLT - Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.
God provided a break in the weather to give Ms. L. a wonderful birthday present - safe access in and out of her home! She was thrilled with the new deck, ramp and side stoop that the team was able to build and install for her. Thank you to the Mt. Horeb UMC volunteers who made this possible!
Ms. G. had an existing ramp and a small landing at her home, but the structure was falling apart and many of the boards were rotted. Thank you Kittiwake Baptist Church Grey Team for coming to Ms. G's rescue! She now has a safe ramp and a small porch she can be proud of.
EmmanuWheel built a ramp for Ms. H. in 2010, however, a large branch fell recently and broke one of the rails. The Les and Friends ramp team repaired the broken rail and replaced some deck boards and a gate for Ms. H. Thank you to the Les and Friends team!
Ms. N. has a number of medical issues and is on oxygen. She was having trouble climbing her front steps even with help from a friend. The Latino Lions, led by Mr. Cliff, built a 30-foot ramp for her. God gave the team a beautiful workday :-). Friends of Ms. N. even provided lunch for the ramp team! Ms. N. was surprised at the size of the ramp that will accommodate her needs.
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team completed another successful project Mr. A., a 16-year-old going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments for a brain tumor.As this family goes through a very difficult time, the team was able to share the love of Christ in a practical way by addressing a specific need.
John 12:26Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
Mr. S. is 88 years old and has fallen several times trying to use the steps to his home. Shandon UMC came to his rescue and constructed this beautiful ramp. Mr. S. was moved to tears knowing he can safely get in and out of his home without fear of falling again. Thank you Shandon UMC and thank you to Mr. S.'s next door neighbor for providing a wonderful lunch for the ramp team!
A generousperson will prosper;whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25
The good Lord saw a need and provided a break in schedule allowing the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team to build a ramp for Pastor. B. Pr. B is suffering with cancer and had great difficulty getting in and out of his home for treatments. His access is now much easier and safer.
The Latino Lions Club and a few members of Mt Horeb UMC's ramp team joined forces to construct and install a ramp for Mr. C. The project was tricky as the teams had to bring the ramp section off of the landing platform at an angle due to the curve of the sidewalk. After a lot of planning and on-site engineering, Mr. C. has a beautiful ramp to use for safe ingress and egress to his home. Mr. C. was in a care facility waiting for a ramp to be able to come home. His son was beyond pleased with the result and can’t wait for his dad to be able to use this ramp!
Mr. D. urgently needed a new ramp. He is a wheelchair-bound amputee who could not safely enter or leave his home via the existing ramp. With the Lord’s love and guidance, and with a lot of very dedicated volunteers, the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team was able to turn a big challenge into an even larger opportunity to accommodate Mr. D's needs.
Shandon UMC partnered with EmmanuWheel to build a ramp for Mr. L. - a recent stroke victim. Mr. L. is able to stand, but needs support to walk and had not been outside for the past 2 months. This ramp will allow him to go outside and enjoy his yard :-).
Due to the extreme heat we are experiencing, it took a few trips and a lot of prayer by the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team to complete a ramp for Ms. H. She now has safe egress from her home to her carport :-) .
A hot day and a downpour did not dampen the spirits of the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team installing a replacement ramp for Ms. K. Her previous ramp was in poor condition and unsafe to use. Thankfully, God’s servants gave her safe and much-needed home accessibility. Galatians 6:9-10 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Ms. M. is blind. Even with her husband's help, it was difficult to safely climb stairs. Mr. and Mrs. M. were so thankful for their new ramp! Thank you to the Kittiwake Baptist Blue team for their willingness to help this wonderful couple.
Mr. C. is 101 years old. A ramp build many years ago rotted to the point of danger for him. The old ramp was removed and the Kittiwake Grey team built a new ramp. Thank you to Mr. C's family for reaching out to EmmanuWheel so we could be of service to Mr. C.
Ms. S. had a lung transplant and has additional health issues. Steps were dangerous for her even with assistance from her husband. Thank you, Riverbend Community Church team for your servant hearts! Mr. and Mrs. S. were moved to tears by the blessing of their new ramp.
Photo credit to volunteer Jack Daniel.
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team is an example of many volunteers working together to produce a miracle for our neighbors in need of wheelchair ramps. One team member designs the ramp. Another group of volunteers comes together to pre-build much of the ramp. The ramp is then delivered to the construction site where another team of volunteers continues the build and installs these carefully designed and well-constructed ramps. This ramp was for Ms. J. Thank you, volunteers, for being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Ms. N. has health issues and both Mr. and Mrs. N. use walkers. Getting up and down stairs safely was almost impossible. Thank you, Serve Saluda, for the volunteers that built this large ramp! A friend of the family provided the materials for the ramp.
Ms. M. has advanced neuropathy and uses a walker and wheelchair. Getting in and out of the home for doctor appointments was a struggle for Ms. M. and her husband. Thank you to the team from NE Presbyterian for answering the call to help this family!
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team replaced a rickety, congested porch with a spacious new deck and restored a safe set of steps for Mr. P. and his family. His family struggled to get Mr. P. and his wheelchair situated for the lift they acquired. Now Mr. P can maneuver himself and Mrs. P. can use the steps to get to her car.
1 Peter 4:10 – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Multiple health conditions keep Ms. P. confined to a wheelchair. A recent health issue required rehab and the rehab facility mandated a ramp prior to release. Thank you to the Kittiwake Baptist Grey team for springing into action quickly to help build Ms. P. a safe and attractive ramp allowing her to complete her recovery at home.