Oswego, NY: On Saturday, June 11, the engines will rev as bikers collect pledges and ride to support the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program. This Ramp Program uses community volunteers to design and build ramps free-of-charge for individuals with mobility difficulties who otherwise cannot afford this essential home modification. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase construction materials to build ramps.
We already have three dozen families who are desperately in need of ramps and we have the volunteers ready to do the work – but we do not have any funding to buy the materials. Three people are currently unable to come back home from hospitals, rehabilitation, or nursing homes because the stairs make it impossible and family cannot carry them.
Ride for Ramps begins and ends at Candy’s on County Route 29 in Scriba. The motorcycle ride starts at 10 A.M. along with a classic car show, events for kids, and a great chicken BBQ. Pre-register your motorcycles or classic car by calling 342-4088 x206. Purchase pre-sale BBQ tickets for $8.00 each at the same number.
The ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program is a local effort to improve our community. All funds raised for the project remain in Oswego County. Materials are purchased locally, and area volunteers provide the design and construction. All the families who receive ramps live in Oswego County. This is a great opportunity to help your friends and neighbors fully participate in our community.
Join ARISE for great food, great fun, and a great cause, as we Ride for Ramps. Call Jim Karasek at 342-4088 x 206 or check out www.rideforramps.org.
WHAT : RIDE FOR RAMPS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MATERIALS
WHEN : Saturday, June 11th starting at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Candy’s, County Route 29, Scriba
ARISE Child and Family Service, Inc. (ARISE) is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities. The organization has been providing advocacy and services, and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities.
ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison Counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango, NY.