OSWEGO, NY – Glen Suckling and Scott Pecoy were two of 22 people honored at ARISE’s annual Special Appreciation Event in Syracuse. Both Glen and Scott are dedicated volunteers of the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program.
“We are so grateful for Glen and Scott’s energy, insight, and continued desire to assist people in need in Oswego County. Thanks to their continued support, families have stayed together and people have maintained or regained their independence,” said Sabine Ingerson, Director of the Oswego County Offices.
Glen was the member at Oswego First United Methodist Church who first started the ramp program. Not only did he design the drawing concepts, he also created templates to build the sections that are still in use today. Glen has served as a mentor for the volunteers and has been a great partner in the church’s collaboration with ARISE.
Scott has been involved with the ramp program at Oswego First United Methodist Church for many years and is now a team leader. Every year, Scott is raring to go. Just recently he recruited a men’s group from a church in Minetto!
Volunteers and donations are always needed. Because volunteers help construct the ramps, all donations received in support of the program go directly towards purchasing lumber and other construction materials needed for the ramps.
You can come show your support for the Ramp Program at the ARISE and Ride for Ramps event on May 31 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. There will be a 5K run, motorcycle ride, chicken BBQ, and more. For more information, visit ariseinc.org/ramps or call 342-4088.