Ramp It Up Project


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DAC NW knows the importance of independence and being able to stay in your own home. Since 2016 we have installed a variety of access ramps throughout northern Idaho at no cost to the recipients. For some of these recipients, it is the only means they have to stay out of an institution.

Originally funded with a $17,500.00 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation it provided money to purchase a variety of modular aluminum ramp systems that are designed to address different needs. These have been deployed to community members on a short- or long-term loan basis, with volunteer labor from community service organizations like Palouse Habitat for Humanity, Interlink, Rotary Club of Orofino, Life Center in Kamiah, Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho, and   Moscow Central Lions Club. It also paid for transportation costs and for a new trailer to move the ramps to different locations. “We ran into road blocks with our volunteers finding the use of a large enough pick-up to move the ramps when needed,” said program manager Mellowdee Brooks of DAC NW. “Now it’s as easy as loading the sections on the low deck of the trailer, hooking up and off they go.”

Here’s where you come in. After our latest installation, we have very few components left. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please make a donation so we can purchase new parts and continue to install ramps for those who need them.