Free wheelchair ramp gives Shoreline woman independence

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Irons Brothers volunteers building a ramp for Jan Lunak
Photo by Tom Redner
Jan Lunak’s Multiple Sclerosis will no longer prevent her from entering and leaving her home, thanks to the free wheelchair ramp that was built by volunteers from Irons Brothers Construction and Home Depot, as part of the Master Builders Care Foundation’s 19th Annual Rampathon event.

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, a team of over 20 volunteers from Irons Brothers Construction and the Home Depot Foundation came together to change a family's life and home.

New entry to Lunak home
Photo by Tom Redner
As part of the Master Builder's Care Foundation, one of 15 ramps was built in Shoreline for the Lunak family. Jan Lunak had been unable to leave her home without assistance from family or friends. Now, using her motorized scooter, she has regained mobility and can use the new wheel chair ramp to leave her home independently and enjoy the outdoors on her own.

Joseph Irons and his company have been building ramps for the Rampathon program since 2006 and continue to do so as their personal and company mission is to give back to the communities where they live and work.

Irons Brothers volunteers pose with Jan Lunak
Photo by Tom Redner
The recipient, Jan Lunak, beams with gratitude for the volunteers and her new ramp, "I am so humbled by all of this, it makes me realize there is goodness, everywhere."

Volunteers from the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties built 14 free wheelchair ramps for low-income disabled homeowners during the Rampathon event. Since 1993, teams from the Master uilders Association have constructed 320 wheelchair ramps.

From Joseph and Melissa Irons: 
"Thank you to the generous donors and volunteers who helped us make this year's ramp possible: The Master Builders Care Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation for its materials grant and volunteers from the Aurora Village and Bitterlake locations, Plywood Supply, Aurora Rents, Irons Brothers Construction, its employees, colleagues, and friends for volunteering, and Tom Redner for photography."

Learn more about the Master Builders Care Foundation and Rampathon.


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