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SAWs’ 4000th Ramp: The Parry Family & Rehab Medical

Updated: May 8



As Servants at Work (SAWs) stands on the brink of a significant milestone in their mission to provide mobility and freedom to those in need, they are thrilled to share the story of their 4000th ramp recipients—the Parry family. Their journey epitomizes the profound impact of the support and the collective difference individuals can make in people’s lives.


Despite facing mobility challenges, Darlene, Chaplin for the local American Legion Auxiliary, is on the brink of gaining greater independence with her new power wheelchair, thanks to the collaborative efforts of her physician and insurance provider. The installation of a SAWs ramp at their home symbolizes a new chapter of accessibility and opportunity for the Parrys—a beacon of hope nurtured by incredible supporters.


Bob Parry, an esteemed Army veteran and dedicated First Vice Commander of Pendleton, Indiana’s American Legion Post 117, embodies resilience and a commitment to community service. He is passionate about spreading the word to other veterans about SAWs ramps, encouraging them to apply for a ramp or discover purpose by volunteering to help build ramps. Bob’s dedication showcases the lasting impact of an individual's generosity, highlighting the strength of unity and shared goals. Together, we can achieve more than just constructing ramps – we can create pathways to brighter futures.


Vietnam veteran and SAWs founder Rik Hagarty, alongside Navy veteran and SAWs Marketing Director Laura Belko, deeply understand the importance of supporting fellow veterans and their families. They feel it is both an honor and a privilege to stand in solidarity with those who have selflessly served our country.


In addition to the incredible community of supporters, Rehab Medical is thrilled to partner with SAWs to sponsor the 4000th ramp and celebratory event. The Rehab Medical team will be building the Parry’s ramp on May 1st, showcasing their commitment to accessibility and community.


Rehab Medical’s generous support for SAWs’ 4000th ramp celebration exemplifies our dedication to accessibility and community. The improve lives mission is what drives them to not only provide mobility freedom to their patients but to also allow employees to support organizations such as SAWs. Through our philanthropic initiatives, every year we award our employees eight hours of volunteer paid time off to support any charitable organization of their choosing.


Without partners like Rehab Medical, the SAWs mission of providing mobility and freedom to those in need would not be possible.


 

We Did It!

On May 1st, SAWs and Rehab Medical came together to complete the monumental milestone ramp build. In a heartfelt and emotional moment, Mrs. Darlene Parry safely exited her home for the first time in years. Following the build, Mrs. Parry, along with husband Bob, expressed words of gratitude for all those who helped give her her mobility freedom back.


In addition to completing the build, the SAWs team exceeded their $40,000 fundraising goal by raising a staggering $55,000. The team expresses their gratitude to all those who attended their silent auction as well as those who donated their time or money to help provide freedom and accessibility to those who need it most.


If you'd like to volunteer your time or donate to SAWs in the future, your support can help make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across the community. Learn how you can support SAWs at https://www.sawsramps.org/




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