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Monroe High construction students help ramp builders

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –High school construction students learn from experienced pros Thursday,  and help a person in need.

Three Monroe High School students joined the SOWEGA Council on Aging's Ramp Builder volunteers as they built a ramp for Ella Frazier, a stroke victim.

Many of these Ramp Builders have been volunteering for more than 20 years.

The students paid close attention to the veterans as they helped build the ramp.

Monroe High construction student Benellius Evans said  "It lets me know that they know a lot. It's a lot to learn in construction."

Monroe High construction teacher Willie Jones said "Real work in the community. Providing a service. Helping someone else and actually getting some hands on training."

The Ramp Builders work two days a week making ramps for people with mobility issues in Southwest Georgia.

They hope to teach other students their craft to help the many people who need ramps.

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