Lowe's and RSVP team up to help others - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lowe's and RSVP team up to help others

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 08:33:54 GMT
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week. Those organizing the presentationMore >>
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week.More >>
  • Major road project takes a step forward

    Major road project takes a step forward

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:02:45 GMT
    Lee County Commissioners are close to approving a route for a major road project that will connect the east and west parts of the county. Tuesday night, they heard from Georgia Tech engineers who studiedMore >>
    Lee County residents will soon have the chance to give their opinions on a major road project.More >>
  • City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:59:14 GMT
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Helping others was the goal of several volunteers who teamed up this week to build wheelchair ramps for those in need.

RSVP Ramp Builders and Lowe's joined up Thursday morning at the home of 62-year-old Annie Hilson. After a lot of measuring, sawing, and hammering Hilson's Wells Avenue home is now equip with a wheel chair ramp so she can easily go outside.

Volunteers say projects like this are well worth the reward they receive for their good deeds - making a difference in the lives of others.

"When we get through, it's just great to watch the expression on their face when they realize 'I can get out of here by myself. I don't have to call anyone.' And down the ramp they come with a big smile," said Jim Hill, RSVP Ramp Supervisor.

Michael Mansfield, operation manager at Lowe's in Albany said, "We're here participating in our Lowe's HEROES program. It's something that we do every year at Lowe's. It gives us an opportunity for the private sector to combine with the community. It's all about serving the community.

Lowe's in Albany provided lumber for the ramps. RSVP is a volunteer group sponsored by Phoebe and the SOWEGA Council on Aging. Since 1999 they have constructed hundreds of wheel chair ramps in the community.

For more information on RSVP you can contact the SOWEGA Council on Aging at 229-435-9779.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

Powered by WorldNow