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Lowe's and RSVP team up to help others

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.

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