The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington (SCIAW) is teaming up with Charter Construction – the company busy at work on Queen Anne Towne, the new multi-use building on Queen Anne Ave N at the old Met Market location – to help build accessibility ramps for local residents who can no longer access their homes via stairs.
Charter Construction is donating the building materials for the ramps and has over 50 volunteers at the ready. The ramps are available to qualifying individuals – people with permanent injuries or conditions that significantly impact ambulation that require a ramp, as well as financial considerations.
Queen Anne resident Karen Koehler started the non-profit SCIAW three years ago. Operated from the SKWC law firm in Lower Queen Anne, SCIAW is an organization for people with spinal cord injuries and for all those committed to helping them.
In addition to the Build A Ramp program, SCIAW provides certified peer mentors, community outreach and advocacy. Plus, SCIAW and its partner the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, are hosting the 3rd annual Walk & Roll around Green Lake on October 5th – you can sign up online to participate.