Ramp captain Joseph Irons, of Irons Brothers Construction, and his team will construct a free wheelchair access ramp for Jan Lunak of Shoreline, who has multiple sclerosis. This Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Lunak family along with 14 other families throughout King and Snohomish Counties will be the recipients of a free wheel chair ramp built as part of the Master Builders Care Foundation’s Rampathon Event.
Jan Lunak, a retired mother with MS wrote into the Rampathon committee this year requesting help for herself and her family. “I cannot take my power wheelchair outside and even have to carry my walker down the steps,” stated Jan in her application. She and her husband live with their learning challenged son and are on a fixed income and cannot afford to hire a company to build a ramp.
This year’s ramp site, located at 17916 1st Ave NE in Shoreline will start construction early Saturday morning with over 20 volunteers, including Irons Brothers Construction staff, colleagues, friends, and family.Joseph Irons and his company believe in philanthropy and giving back to the local community. They are looking forward to Jan’s satisfaction at the end of the day when she can wheel or walk down the ramp using her chair and walker. Jan said it best in her application, “Please give me my freedom back, I can only go out with help.” For her and other recipients, this will be the first time in years they will no longer have to rely on family or friends to get in and out of their home.
Since 1993, more than 320 ramps have been built by MBA builder captain members for neighbors in need. This year, 15 builders and remodelers have joined efforts to build free wheel chair ramps for those with a disability and financial need. Joseph Irons, President of Irons Brothers Construction, based in Shoreline and his teams of volunteers have participated in Rampathon for the past 8 years and are again looking forward to the event this weekend.
Thanks to the Master Builders Care Foundation and their generous donors and volunteers this ramp will be built at no cost to the recipient. Irons Brothers Construction would also like to specifically thank the donors and volunteers who made the recipient’s ramp construction possible: The Home Depot Foundation for its materials grant and volunteers, Irons Brothers Construction for volunteer labor and materials, and Plywood Supply for materials.
Source: Melissa Irons.