Many disabled homeowners find themselves in need of a ramp, rails or minor home repairs, without the resources necessary to make the improvements due to being on a fixed income (social security, SSI, disability, or veteran's benefits).
This program matches clients in need with the resources and labor needed to make these improvements, which will enable them to remain self-sufficient.
We coordinate with area church groups, civic organizations and clubs to build ramps or make minor repairs on an as needed basis. AIM seeks dedicated groups to volunteer their time for this need.
For more information or to become a volunteer please contact: Nancy Henderson at 226-2273 ext. 110
Miss Ethel has had trouble with back fractures and compressed disks in her spine. The pain of climbing the stairs in front of her home was making it virtually impossible to leave and reenter her own home.
She did not have the money to build a ramp on her home due to her limited Social Security income. A social worker from Humana suggested she call AIM for assistance. AIM was able to connect Miss Ethel with the resources necessary to provide the materials to build a wheelchair ramp and the volunteers to build it. She is shown, above, on her new ramp along with the volunteer “ramp team” from the Townville Baptist Church.
"AIM was able to connect Miss Ethel with the resources necessary to provide the materials to build a wheelchair ramp and the volunteers to build it."
Now Miss Ethel can enter and exit her home with ease and continue to remain independent in her own home.