Pleasanton Rotary ramp program a success



Participating in the Texas Ramp Project (TRP), left to right, are TRP, TRP, TRP, Craig Dowdy, TRP, Lois Bettis, Lee Ricks, Jr., Leonard Bettis, Lee Ricks III, James Warnken, Cheryl Ratcliff, Rotary President David Ratcliff. Ramp was built at the Bettis residence on Dugosh Road. COURTESY PHOTO

Participating in the Texas Ramp Project (TRP), left to right, are TRP, TRP, TRP, Craig Dowdy, TRP, Lois Bettis, Lee Ricks, Jr., Leonard Bettis, Lee Ricks III, James Warnken, Cheryl Ratcliff, Rotary President David Ratcliff. Ramp was built at the Bettis residence on Dugosh Road. COURTESY PHOTO

Pleasanton Rotarian Bobby Kinsel said, “Our Rotary Club had a program provided by Roland Guzman out of San Antonio called Texas Ramp Project. He was helpful in providing us the opportunity to help local citizens who are having difficulty getting in their homes and are of need of ramps.

“Our Rotarians, as a group, could provide the labor to do that for some of our Atascosa County residents. We had the opportunity to go out to the home of Leonard and Lois Bettis on Dugosh Road.

“We showed up bright and early Saturday morning (October 26). We had a crew of about six Rotarians along with four or five folks who were with the ramp project.”

Pleasanton Rotary Club President David Ratcliff said, “Texas Ramp Project provided prefabbed sections of the ramp. All that was necessary was to put the sections together and apply the walkway plywood on top of those sections using deck screws. Texas Ramp Project provided the tools and all of the materials.

Pleasanton Rotary provided the man power to make it happen with their directions.

 

 

“We started at eightthirty and I believe we were done by eleven. Ramp was for a “senior’s” home. At the Bettis mobile home we made about a thirty-six foot long ramp that went from ground level up to the front porch. The ramp includes railings on both sides and was just perfect. It all went together smoothly. A person in a wheelchair or walker would have no problem making his way up and down to the large front porch.

“It was really impressive to be a part of this project.

“I believe this is something we can continue as a partnership with Texas Ramp Project and build some more ramps in the future if there are folks in the county with needs of a ramp. It’s good to help these folks in a positive, concrete way.

“Rotary is an international service organization with a motto of “Service Above Self.” It was a true privilege to help serve this need in the community.”

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