NORWICH – The Impact Project built a new roof and a handicap accessible ramp for a homeowner in the Town of Norwich with the help of numerous volunteers and assistance from local businesses.
According to The Impact Project Executive Director Jim Willard III, the ramp portion of the project was completed on August 17, and the roof was finished the following weekend on August 21. Willard said more than 50 volunteers came together to complete what would have been a more than $30,000 project for Norwich Homeowner Patricia Ryan.
“This was our 127th and 128th project, and we pulled all the strings we could to get here in two weeks,” he said. “The situation here on many levels was not sustainable.”
“Pat needed handicap accessibility because she’s in and out of a wheelchair, and she had eight holes in her roof; I don’t enjoy saying this, but I don’t think that roof would have made it through the winter without some type of substantial damage throughout the inside of her home.”
Willard said the project was made possible thanks to combined efforts of volunteers from cvfree Church and Point Bible Church in Whitney Point, along with generous business partners including Curtis Lumber, Trojan Deli and catering, and Rentals to Go.