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Disability Action Center NW

Fundraiser for wheelchair ramps to take place in reality and virtual reality

The Disability Action Center NW is encouraging people to order carry out to support its Ramps & Beer fundraiser from 5 to 7 Thursday, March 19 at Tapped Taphouse and Kitchen in Moscow.

“We want to support the local businesses that support us and, considering recent federal guidelines for COVID-19, we encourage participants to order carry out. They even have growlers,” said Mark Leeper, executive director of the center, in a news release.

For those who want to support the Ramp Project on the Palouse from their homes, there will be a Virtual Ramps & Beer option. The event will be live streamed on the center’s Facebook page. Participants can donate $2 through Facebook or through its website at People are invited take a photo of their beer at home (virtual “cheers”) and upload it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #VirtualBeers and be entered to win prizes.

The Ramp Project raises money to purchase portable ramps for distribution to low-income people with disabilities on the Palouse. There is a waiting list of people waiting to receive ramps, according to the group. Community partners include Palouse Habitat for Humanity, Moscow Central Lions Club, Bellevue Healthcare of the Palouse and Thrivent. Tapped is at 210 S. Main St.