Thrivent Repairs and Garland Area Habitat for Humanity Work Together to Restore Wheelchair Ramp to Sachse Man
Volunteers from First United Methodist’s Gods Old Geezers group worked with GAHFH Construction Supervisor David Todd and Assistant Roland Ballow to repair a botched wheelchair ramp and rebuild steps for the Profitt family in Sachse. Mr. Profitt had suffered a series of four strokes in 2014. Although in physical therapy regularly, he continues to need his wheelchair.
A ramp was built after his strokes but was not properly supported and had several other issues that made it unstable. Mr. Profitt and his wife had struggled financially with the loss of his income and already having paid for the initial ramp.
Thrivent Financial, a Habitat partner, funded the repair project through their Thrivent Repairs program along with materials purchased by the family.
Mr. & Mrs. Profitt were extremely grateful and overwhelmed with the generosity and skills being provided. When asked if the project completion was what she envisioned she exclaimed, “Oh my, so much more!”