RSVP teams with ARISE to recruit ramp buillders

SUNY Oswego’s RSVP has partnered with ARISE to recruit volunteers to join a ramp-building initiative for residents with disabilities.

Ramp builders.The organizations currently are seeking retired engineers, experienced carpenters and laborers for these projects.

To volunteer, contact Ellen Wahl, director of SUNY Oswego’s RSVP office, at 312-2317 or rsvp@oswego.edu. RSVP, whose volunteers are ages 55 and up, is sponsored locally by the college and the United Way.

For more information abut the ramp-building program, contact Jim Karasek of ARISE at 342-4088. ARISE has many programs that support independent living and quality of life for people of all abilities and their families.

PHOTO CAPTION: Ramp builders—RSVP and ARISE are calling for volunteers to help construct ramps, such as this one in Granby built by members of Oswego First United Methodist Church, for residents with disabilities.

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(Posted: May 06, 2011)

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