Two families in Mountlake Terrace received a new ramp this weekend as a part of the Master Builders Association Rampathon on Saturday.
17-year-old Robert Mackinnon is permanently disabled and uses and wheelchair. He needs a ramp to get out to the school bus, DART and wheelchair van. A crew with Ashworth Homes was happy to spend hours in the rain Saturday morning tearing out their old ramp and building a new one.
“This is so cool,” David Kadinger, project manager with Ashworth Homes, said. “The families are so appreciative.”
Irons Brothers Construction also built a ramp for three-year-old Elsa Wall, who has severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
A total of 37 families throughout King and Snohomish counties received the gift of greater mobility through the addition of new ramps during this year’s event — the largest Rampathon in the 23-year history of the event.
Since 1993, more than 370 ramps have been built and $1.7 million of in-kind donations provided, the Master Builders Association said.