I am sending you this letter to not only express my heartfelt gratitude for the attractive and liberating (literally and figuratively) wheelchair ramp built through the "Ramp It Up" program but also to commend the people involved in the implementation and "nuts and bolts" aspects of this worthy project.
Mrs. Joanne Kays, who I have not had the pleasure of meeting, has obviously taken pains in directing the community outreach and structural aspects of the program as my awareness and access to the process of application, planning,etc. was dignified and thoughtful. Greg Jenkins, who managed the hands on phase of the project at my home, met with me many times to work out the logistics of scheduling, materials and personnel. He insured that the entire set-up and construction were as non intrusive to daily life as possible. I was pleased to find that Mr. Jenkins was a recipient of the 2010 Lighthouse Award as his demeanor indicated this recognition would be well deserved.
Last, but certainly not the least, is the team from the Home Education Exchange Youth Through Youth Initiative. All these individuals, from the site supervisors to each carpenter took the time to do the job well and not merely by rote, but with an eye to detail that indicated the true Spirit of their undertaking.
The Broome County Council of Churches should be proud to have people such as these working with it.
Thank you for the good works the council is engaged in and I will continue to be a supporter in any way I can.
Ramp was built the weekend of June 5, 2010