Originally posted on July 25, 2014
STAUNTON [News Leader] – Terri Ellinger carefully navigated the foot-deep holes in her front yard as she handed two planks to one of the teens working on a wheelchair ramp Wednesday morning.
“Be very careful,” said Lee Warren, one of the coordinators for the project.
“I am, I really am,” Ellinger replied.
The Staunton woman has limited mobility and spends most of her time in an electric wheelchair. Not having a ramp to her trailer, she has been mostly trapped in her home, Warren said.
Thanks to Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta, Memorial Baptist Church in Staunton and Impact Virginia — a one-week construction mission undertaken by youths from Baptist churches all over the state — Ellinger will have a way to get in and out of her home by the end of the week.
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