Ramp It Up

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 11, 2009 at 7:01 PM EDT

A local group is spending their summer building wheel chair ramps for the handicapped.

A handful of teenagers and adults are adding a ramp to a home that's being constructed on Bedford Street in Binghamton.

The Broome County Council of Churches will build 12 wheel chair ramps by the end of the summer.

Director Greg Jenkins says the project gives everyone involved a sense of pride.

"It's amazing to see the looks on the faces of the kids as they figure out they're really helping someone to really see the clients. And it's fantastic when we're actually finally to watch people ya know just roll down these ramps and get out of their houses, for some of them it's the first time in years," said Greg Jenkins, Program Director.

"It gives you a sense of . . . happiness to know that you're helping someone that can't help themselves," said Chad Jablonka of Vestal.

Each ramp costs about $1,500.00.

But the council of churches is installing them free of charge for those who were selected for the program.

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