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Tell Me Something Good: Home Depot volunteers help build wheelchair ramps

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 19:35:12-04

TULSA, Okla. — "It's awesome when you can help someone getting in and out of a house. That's kind of important," Thomas Clark said.

Clark is just one of the volunteers from Home Depot giving up his free time to help homebound seniors in Tulsa. The group has gathered to build two wheelchair ramps.

"We've got one for Sandra and we've got one for Vanessa," said Jonathan VanBeber with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa.

For them, mobility is an issue.

"They need a ramp so they can get in and out of their house safely," VanBeber said.

Clark and the volunteers are joined by Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, a group that's served Tulsa and surrounding communities for more than 50 years.

"We've got homebound clients that really need this support and I thank all of you for being here to help meet that need," VanBeber said.

Because of COVID, the ramps are being built in the parking lot. They'll be delivered at a later date.

Clark is just glad to be a part of something positive.

"It's kind of the fun part," Clark said. "To figure it out you know and still be able to make a difference even though you can't just go out and see the people."

For more information about Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, click here.

If you know someone making a difference in the community, then send an email to mike.brooks@kjrh.com.

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