86-Year-Old Shoreline resident receives free wheelchair ramp during Master Builders Association Rampathon®

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Shoreline's Ashworth Homes built a ramp for
an 86 year old Shoreline man

It was the perfect day. Sunshine and warmth provided an ideal opportunity to give back to someone who struggles with moving safely inside and outside his home.

86-year-old Leonard Dickey has bad knees and uses a walker to get around the first floor of his Shoreline home. He is unable to walk up and down stairs safely and confidently due to the inability to lock his knees.

Dickey’s inability to safely go for a walk or take a trip to the store is why Rampathon® has existed for 24 years.

The annual one-day event changes the lives of so many families because they are given the gift of freedom once again through the building of a free wheelchair access ramp for those who need it the most. Dickey’s ramp is just one of the 43 ramps built during this year’s Rampathon, held this past Saturday, May 20.

Ashworth Homes, whose team built Dickey’s ramp, has proudly volunteered for Rampathon for the past five years.

“It is a great opportunity to serve the community by providing accessibility and independence to folks who need a little help, but is also a chance for our building teams to work together on a common project,” says Ashworth’s President, Erich Armbruster. 
“It's always a wonderful afternoon, and we are grateful to the MBA for providing the organization and support!”

Rampathon® is an annual event where members of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties come together to build ramps for families throughout King and Snohomish counties.

It couldn’t happen without members like Ashworth Homes and 2017 sponsor Dunn Lumber who are willing to donate their time, talents, and materials. Since 1993, more than 440 ramps have been built and $1.7 million of in-kind donations provided for our neighbors in need.

Ashworth Homes has two locations: 14419 Greenwood Ave N, Suite #A-179, Seattle, and 1501 N 200th St in Shoreline.


1 comments:

Anonymous,  May 25, 2017 at 2:31 PM  

Thank you Ashworth Homes for your continued dedication and stewardship! Michell Filleau-Maas, Master Builders Association - Community Stewarship Manager

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