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Coppell Chapter Partners With Texas Ramp Project

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Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:39 -- Heidi Holguin

Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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Several moms and sons of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL)  of Coppell recently teamed up with the Texas Ramp Project (TRP) to build a wheelchair ramp for a Dallas family.  TRP builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need.   They have built over 11,500 ramps since their inception in 1985.  Since May, YMSL has served over 140 hours with TRP.   YMSL mom, Bev Moore said, “It felt like you were setting someone free.   Seeing the boys putting something like this together, with no idea how to, was amazing.  Seeing the final product and the smile on the homeowners face was priceless.” 

The boys start the day at the TRP warehouse in Dallas.  They assist in loading the necessary materials in to trucks before heading to the house where they will be working.   “I liked building a ramp.  It was hard work.  It felt good to let someone get outside”, said sophomore Liam Moore.  TRP volunteers are mostly retired men, some with and some without prior building experience.   In addition to planning and designing the ramp, the men train the boys on power tools.  YMSL mom, Julie Bartolacci said, “Watching our boys jump in and help without really knowing what they are really doing is great.  It’s such a good experience for the boys to work side by side with retired gentlemen who dedicate their time to giving people the freedom of mobility by building a ramp onto their home.”  

The benefits of Texas Ramp Project aren’t just to the homeowners they are serving, the volunteers also benefit from being part of something so special.  The boys are able to see a project from start to finish and can immediately see the impact to the homeowner.  Sophomore Dakota Guerrero said, “The family was on the porch the whole time we were there.  You could tell they were so happy that we were there to help them.  It was fun to build and see the ramp come together.  The best part was watching the man use the ramp for the first time when we were finished.  He was so grateful.”  TRP gives people the freedom to leave their home again-the home where they want to remain, but whose steps have imprisoned them.   To date, they have built over 55 miles of ramps.  “Watching our young men working together for a greater cause was special.  Having the receiving family there and conversing with them made it even more special,” said YMSL mom, Karen Cerniglia.  

Texas Ramp Project is just one of many organizations served by YMSL.   It is a favorite with the boys because it allows them to see their hard work pay off.  Sophomore Josh Bartolacci said, “I would like to do this volunteer job again because I like building things.  It is good to do things for other people.”

YMSL is a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.  To learn more about YMSL Coppell, go to https://ymslcoppell.chapterweb.net.   To learn more about Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

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