Mr. F lives in St. Augustine with his parents. He originally needed the ramp for his father, but he passed away two weeks ago. His mother is now in the hospital with renal failure and will not be able to return home until she has a way in and out of the home. Mr. F. can pay for the materials but is unable to build the ramp himself. Learn more about volunteering or donating today!
Mr. G is 43 years old and has been disabled for seven years. He has chronic lung disease, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. His mobile home caught fire and burned to the ground. The home he lives in now was donated, but he been unable to replace the ramp, which also burned in the fire. Learn more about volunteering or donating today!
Mr. D is 57 years old and lives in St. Augustine. He is a diabetic with kidney problems and recently had his left leg amputated. He needs a ramp, some floor repairs and a shower diverter. Learn more about volunteering or donating today!
Mrs. J. lives in a mobile home in Flagler Estates on the outskirts of Hastings. She is 64 years old and has knee problems and a broken pelvis that has been reconstructed, and two ruptured vertebrae in her back. She can walk with a cane and some assistance but was unable to climb the stairs to her home, which until recently was her only access in and out of home. The St. Augustine & St. Johns County Multiple Listing Service funded and built Mrs. J’s ramp. After the ramp was built she told the group, “I go to dialysis three times a week and when I come home, those four steps up might as well have been a mountain. I just can’t thank you all enough.”
Mrs. L lives with her son in a mobile home. She has been waiting for a ramp for two years. She has had multiple knee and back surgeries and then are ten concrete steps leading up to her door. At one point she said, “I just had to lie down across the steps and crawl into my house.”
Her ramp was funded by Council on Aging and built by volunteers from NEFAR. She told the workers, “You have no idea how much you have done for me and what it means. Thank you.”
Mr. R lives in a tiny 70 year old house in what was once an old turpentine community. He is in his 70’s and has to go for dialysis daily. Afterwards, it is a struggle to get up the steps to his home.
His ramp was funded by The Sertoma Club of St. Augustine and was built by a group of former employees of SJHP. They said, “The work needed to be done and we know how to do it.”
Mr. D. lives in old St. Augustine. He is elderly, an amputee and has diabetes and failing kidneys. His movements in and out of the home are severely restricted because of the steps.
This ramp was funded by ******* and was built by the Men’s Group from Christ Church at Serenata.
Mr. G. lives with his wife and children and his 91 year old mother who has been battling diabetes and fighting to keep her foot. After losing several toes, she has not been able to return to the family home, because she could not get up and down the steps.
This ramp was funded by COA and built the Men’s’ Group at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra.
Mr. G said, “This means the world to me and my mama. The first thing she did when she got home was asked me to push her out on the landing, so she could just sit and enjoy the outside breeze. I can’t thank you all enough.”