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CASA volunteers build & install ramps to give clients freedom

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Life for several people who live with disabilities just got a little bit easier, thanks to the time and talent of volunteers in Madison County.

CASA of Madison County is in the middle of their holiday season blitz of wheelchair ramps for those who need them.

They built and installed one for a home in New Market on Friday.  It will allow an 80-year-old woman with Alzheimer's to get out of her house for the first time in two years.

Volunteers do the work for all kinds of reasons.

"I think we all owe something to society in terms of giving back a little more than we take," said Mike Self.

While volunteers like Mike eagerly "give" of their time, CASA still has to buy the materials needed to build wheelchair ramps for their clients.

They've spent $16,000 so far this month and it's just two weeks into December.

If you'd like to volunteer, or make a financial contribution, please contact CASA at 256-533-7775.  Check out their calendar of events.

Crews will be making more ramps on Saturday.  Then on Tuesday, December 16th, they'll hold a pre-build at their warehouse for more ramps they'll install the following Friday and Saturday.