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SAWs Spring Newsletter

SAWs Executive Director Announces Retirement

Executive Director Bob Richmond says farewell.   
Bob Richmond

Changing Lives One Ramp at a Time: Jamya's Story

We’ve all heard the expression “your life can change in an instant.” This past holiday season, SAWs received a call to build a ramp for a young teenage girl.  We were asked late in the season as the weather was beginning to turn cold and there were not many ramp-building Saturdays left; the schedule was full. Then we learned the rest of the story.


“SAWs is honored to partner with BraunAbility to celebrate their milestone 50th anniversary,” said Bob Richmond, SAWs Executive Director. 

 BraunAbility has generously offered to match all donations up to $50,000 through May 13, 2022. Donate today to make sure your gift is eligible to make twice the difference in someone’s life.


Crew Leadership Summit

In February, SAWs led a Crew Leadership Summit with volunteers from across Indiana. This interactive program reviewed on-site safety and the SAWs ramp building process including qualifying applicants, site evaluations, prefabrication of ramp parts, tips on starting a project, installation techniques, volunteer engagement, and media guidelines.

Crew Leader Training
Smiling volunteers flanking new walker stairs in Evansville
Southwest Indiana 

When most people think of Southwestern Indiana, they see a rural part of our state, river towns on the Wabash and the Ohio, and lots of wide-open spaces. With a population of almost half a million people in the region, SAWs is striving to serve potentially thousands with a need for accessibility.

A matching grant of $50,000 from our angel donor will enable greater community partnership and allow us to work in cooperation with the Agencies on Aging, Community One, and SWIRCA. Finding a facility in Southwestern Indiana is SAWs’ first priority. 


About Servants at Work

SAWs® is a nonprofit, volunteer organization founded in 2003. Originally started in Indianapolis, our organization serves clients across Indiana and beyond. We build wooden wheelchair access ramps and walker steps for people living with disabilities in low-income households. With the support of our donors and volunteers, lives are changed one ramp at a time.

Servants at Work, Inc
PO Box 68831  | Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
317-844-7664 | admin@sawsramps.org

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