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September 19, 2018

Oswego Elks Assist Arise Ramp Project

A completed new ramp

A completed new ramp

OSWEGO – The Oswego Elks Lodge once again assisted Arise in building ramps for those in our community in need.

Oswego Elks submitted a Beacon Grant application with the National Elks Foundation.

Working on a new ramp.

Working on a new ramp.

It’s a $2,000.00 grant for local community projects, such as the ramp building project.

Once again, we were awarded the grant for this very worthwhile project.

It’s our fifth year of working with Arise to help those who have difficulty getting in and out of their home.

It’s so rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of those we’ve helped.

This is just one way we can give back to our community; also with our Youth and Veteran projects as well.

A work in progress

A work in progress

A special thank you to our “head” builder Dave Longley, PDDGER (Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler) and his crews.

Also to the staff of Oswego Arise, for the help they give us as well.

The ramps builds were done in Mexico and Hannibal.

Members of the Elks also built sections at the First Methodist Church, Oswego, as well.

The Elks crew consisted of: Bill Brophy, Dave Longley, Don Turner, John Rinaldo, Tom Fox, Bill Ravas and a representative from Arise.

Another completed project

Another completed project

One Response “Oswego Elks Assist Arise Ramp Project”

  1. James Karasek, Manager of Independent Living Services, ARISE
    December 4, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Amazing group, that each year steps up to the plate and assists those that would not otherwise have proper access to their home. Not only is ARISE grateful for the time invested….the communities in Oswego County benefit from this organization also. Thank you Oswego Elks Lodge for what you do for our disabled.

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