Ramp installations Continue into 2021

Enos Vanderson is a Flint father, whose 22-year-old son Eynnus has neuropathy and uses a wheelchair. The Disability Network installed a ramp in Enos’ garage last month so Eynnus can get into the house using a power wheelchair.

This free ramp is part of a new program at the Disability Network that installs temporary ramps into Genesee County homes. The program started in December 2020 with funds provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Unlike other ramps programs in the county that have certain requirements for permanent ramp installation, The Disability Network’s program does not have location or income requirements. There is a $50 refundable deposit required.

Although funding to purchase the ramps was provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the need to grow this program continues into the new year as the waiting list gets longer. That grant funding has been used, and there are no more ramps left. If you are interested in supporting the ramp program, please contact Joel Feick at joelf@disnetwork.org or 810-742-1800.