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Ramp Builders, Organizations and Projects in Michigan

Michigan list of charitable organizations that build wheelchair ramps for people in desperate need of a ramp, but do not have a source of funding.

Kiwanis Club Builds Ramps

Organization: Ishpeming Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club in Ishpeming has been building ramps at homes around western Marquette County for 26 years. Early this summer, the club celebrated the completion of its 300th ramp in the area.

P.O. Box 604
Ishpeming, MI 49849
Website: Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce
Story: Kiwanis club build ramps (PDF)
Contact Info:
Coordinator: See website
Service Area: Ishpeming, Marquette County, Michigan

Disability Network’s Ramp Up

Organization: Disability Network of Southwest Michigan
The group of volunteers have been building ramps as part of Disability
Network’s Ramp Up program for 8 years and have built 53 ramps
throughout Kalamazoo County.

200 Michigan Ave W Battle Creek, MI 49017
Website: Disability Network of Southwest Michigan
Story: Volunteers build ramp for disabled resident in Kalamazoo (PDF)
Contact Info: (269) 345-1516 ex 115
Coordinator: Karen Halsted
Service Area: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ray West Memorial Ramp Project


United Way for Southeastern Michigan



UAW Ford, Ford and United Way Launch project which provides 40 wheelchair access ramps in 20 weeks.

Address: 660 Woodward Avenue, Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48226
Story: UAW Ford, Ford and United Way launch project, providing 40 ramps in 20 weeks | United Way for Southeastern Michigan | Live Unit
Contact Info:
313.226. 9217
Coordinator: Vanessa Williams
Service Area: Southeastern Michigan

Disabilities Services Resource Center


Disabilities Services Resource Center


Ramp Building is a year-round program with emphasis on our annual Ramp Blitz held in June and our Nexteer build held in the fall. Our ramp building brings professional contractors together with community volunteers to construct our ramps. All constructed ramps are professionally built, measured and designed. At the completion of each ramp, an inspector approves the ramp assuring that each ramp meets all requirements of the township, city and ADA codes.

Address: 1820 North Trumbull Drive
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Website: DSRCBC
Contact Info:
Coordinator: Paige Bremer
Service Area: Bay County, MI

Centers for Independent Living

Organization: Rebuilding Together's WSU Chapter & MS Society

Some college students from Wayne State University are helping a man who's living with multiple sclerosis and in need of a wheelchair ramp.

Address: 19800 Grand River
Detroit, Michigan 48223
Website: Rebuilding Together's WSU Chapter
Story: WSU students helping Detroiter needing wheelchair ramp(PDF)
Contact Info: (313) 278-0393
Service Area: Detroit, Michigan
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