Today, millions of Americans will take a moment or two to thank our armed forces for their service and sacrifice. Did you know Veterans Day was created by President Wilson in 1919 to honor those who served (should not be confused with Memorial Day which celebrates those in the armed forces who have died).
Since that time, various organizations have been created to assist service members and their families including the USO (United Service Organizations), Pat Tillman Foundation, and Wounded Warrior Project. All three aforementioned programs are wonderful organizations designed to assist our service men and women in any way possible getting them back to civilian life.
Sadly, hundreds of these same service members return to a home that may not be properly equipped for accessibility purposes, including the front or secondary exterior door, kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. With the various injuries our armed forces return home with it creates an unsafe environment in the one area you need it most – your home.
Very few companies are equipped to handle such tasks as remodeling per ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)) standards, which is where Handi-Ramp comes in. Based in Libertyville IL, Handi-Ramp has assisted hundreds of returning service members and veterans alike gain back their independence.
From vehicle ramps to portable wheelchair ramps; from threshold ramps to wheelchair lifts to grab bars Handi-Ramp has a product solution for you. As an added bonus, Handi-Ramp has built and maintained a website containing a list of charitable organizations that help build ramps for people who cannot otherwise afford it themselves. This website, named ramps.org, lists available charitable organizations in each state, and offers detailed information regarding those listings.
Returning home can’t be (and shouldn’t be) difficult for our service members. With the help of USO, Pat Tillman Foundation, Wounded Warriors Project, Handi-Ramp, and ramps.org assistance is just a phone call away.