Impact! Virginia. “They have done a fantastic job.”
|Impact! Virginia volunteers completed their handicap ramp project in Hartfield with three cheers for Hazel and Charles Carter (above, center). (Photo by Tom Chillemi)|
by Tom Chillemi
They came together from across the state. They met on a Sunday evening as strangers, with a common goal. Five days later, they had built something special for those in need, and became friends along the way.
This is “Impact! Virginia,” a program of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board.
For Hazel Carter and her brother Charles of Hartfield, Impact! Virginia built a new 42-foot-long handicapped ramp and a small deck. The old one was too steep, said Hazel, who is 67 and cares for her disabled brother who is in a wheelchair. She had a hard time pushing him up the steep ramp.
Hazel said she is grateful to have been chosen by Impact! Virginia. “They have done a fantastic job,” said Hazel. “There are so many people who need work done. I feel blessed.”
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