Local businesses and organizations combine their efforts to help a veteran in need.
The Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association 4-9 Chapter in Joplin used part of the funds from their Annual Poker Run to provide a local veteran with a custom made wheelchair ramp for his home.
The VFW in Carthage also made donations for the materials, and a local contractor heard about the project and built the ramp free of charge.
“That’s what we do. We raise money to give back to vets. And we thought what a great opportunity to provide something to one of our own,” says Damon Burkybile with the CVMA Chapter 4-9.
“Well I just want to exhibit a heart felt thanks to the CVMA. And I am really humbled by it,” says Joe Chester, the U.S Army Veteran who the wheelchair ramp is for.
Chester continues to say the new ramp has already made a significant change in his life, relieving a lot of time and stress while simply getting in and out of his home.