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Churches complete ramp project

Published 11:40am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A house on Coosa County Road 63 now sports a new wooden ramp because of the efforts of a few local Baptists.

Dianne Moon couldn’t leave her house easily, being a wheelchair user. That’s why her daughter, Jessica King, decided to take action.

“I was afraid that if something were to happen … she wouldn’t be able to get out of her house,” King said. “I had sent out several letters to churches because … she has very limited funds.”

Members of Sixth Street Baptist Church and Ray Baptist Church banded together to meet the need.

“I went and investigated and thought it was something we could build,” said Miles Ward, one of the volunteers from Sixth Street. “It’s just one of the things that God would want us to do.”

Ward and others built the ramp and did some yard work for Moon. King called it “an amazing act of kindness.”

“I really appreciate them taking the time to help someone they don’t know,” King said.

King said they have already benefited from the ramp – Moon had an emergency medical situation last week, and King said the ramp made it much easier for emergency personnel to remove her mother from the house.

King said she works 12-hour days and pays most of her mother’s bills, and she was very thankful to those who helped her mother.

“I want her to have a good quality of life,” King said.

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