This past Saturday, January 9, was a wonderful day for our Community Service Committee, Rebuild Upstate, and especially for one of our Greenville neighbors. Ms. Ruthie Jones is an elderly woman whose home was in need of repair and rejuvenation. Andrew Woodford, APB, of ABW Construction, donated his time and tools to lead our team of volunteers in repairing Ms. Ruthie’s stairs and building her a ramp. McGee Brothers will also be stopping by Ms. Ruthie’s home this week to pour a concrete path from her driveway to her new ramp. Thank you to both companies for their donations and to all of our wonderful volunteers for their hard work.
Below are the members and friends of the HBA who volunteered:

Nick Kulick
Tuck Williams
Sarah Noel Ratcliff
Gabe Halka
Rachel Halka
Jeff Vanderwood
Andrew Woodford
Johannes Erdmann
Crystal Yanes
Abbey West

Although it was cloudy, the weather was mild and the rain held off long enough for us to complete the project and enjoy each other’s company.

The stairs before construction began–rickety, old, and mildewy, making them slippery and dangerous.

The back yard before the ramp and walkway were added.

Andrew and his team begin the planning process.

Removing the old stairs and preparing for the new.

Everyone had a job while preparing to start construction of the ramp.

The ramp completed!

The final touches being put on the stairs.