Eight volunteers from the Association collaborated to build wheelchair ramps for those with limited mobility at no expense to the individual.
“The Alumni & Friends Association has made community a greater part of its mission for the 2017-2018 year, and the Texas Ramp Project is a perfect avenue for our members to have a tremendous impact on people’s lives,” said Dr. Kyle Merten, Alumni Relations Director.
The Texas Ramp Project is a state-wide initiative that has built 13,173 wheelchair ramps since 1985. Altogether, volunteers have dedicated 395,370 hours to constructing more than 65 miles of ramps.
“The Alumni & Friends Association was excited to assist such a worthy cause,” Merten said.
The volunteers worked on three projects, building two ramps on-site and building modules, the foundation structure of the ramp, at an off-site location.
“Community service projects like these are great bonding experiences for our members, and provide a new avenue for Blinn College and its alumni to continue making a difference in our community,” Merten said.
Blinn’s Alumni & Friends Association maintains contact with former students; encourages support for and participation in the College’s educational, cultural, athletic and social programs; encourages student recruitment; and assists the College in achieving its goals and objectives.