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YMSL Coppell Chapter Recap

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 21:22 -- Heidi Holguin
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Congratulations Alpharetta Area YMSL Chapters!

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 21:04 -- Heidi Holguin

YMSL as an organization (all Alpharetta area chapters) has been chosen as NFCC’s Civic Partner of the Year!

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YMSL as an organization (all Alpharetta area chapters) has been chosen as NFCC’s Civic Partner of the Year!

NFCC has had a great relationship with Alpharetta Chapter since 2012 and Milton Chapter helped us with the Stamp Out Hunger Drive since 2015, but this summer they advocated for the chance to work with ALL of the area YMSL Chapters and they were NOT disappointed!

YMSL  provided over 200 volunteers, over 3000 hours of service and dozens of donations (we LOVE all of the Oil, diapers and other items!)

Here is a breakdown of hours below as of 10/31/16:

Alpharetta Chapter-(we love our long time pals!)  2,353

Centennial Chapter (came on this summer with a BANG!)  330

Milton Chapter (the only chapter who can’t work the food pantry and look at their hours!)  187

Northeast Atlanta Chapter (ALWAYS show up happy and ready to work hard!)  129

North Fulton Chapter (the last to join, so did not get the same number of days to work, but so willing and so strong!)  91

 YMSL Total Impact: 3090 hours!  Wow.  And 800 of those were just since June!

North Fulton Community Charities  are so grateful for our relationship with YMSL and can’t wait to continue working with your boys and moms for years to come!

 

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YMSL as an organization (all Alpharetta area chapters) has been chosen as NFCC’s Civic Partner of the Year!

NFCC has had a great relationship with Alpharetta Chapter since 2012 and Milton Chapter helped us with the Stamp Out Hunger Drive since 2015, but this summer they advocated for the chance to work with ALL of the area YMSL Chapters and they were NOT disappointed!

YMSL  provided over 200 volunteers, over 3000 hours of service and dozens of donations (we LOVE all of the Oil, diapers and other items!)

Here is a breakdown of hours below as of 10/31/16:

Alpharetta Chapter-(we love our long time pals!)  2,353

Centennial Chapter (came on this summer with a BANG!)  330

Milton Chapter (the only chapter who can’t work the food pantry and look at their hours!)  187

Northeast Atlanta Chapter (ALWAYS show up happy and ready to work hard!)  129

North Fulton Chapter (the last to join, so did not get the same number of days to work, but so willing and so strong!)  91

 YMSL Total Impact: 3090 hours!  Wow.  And 800 of those were just since June!

North Fulton Community Charities  are so grateful for our relationship with YMSL and can’t wait to continue working with your boys and moms for years to come!

 

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NFCC has had a great relationship with Alpharetta Chapter since 2012 and Milton Chapter helped us with the Stamp Out Hunger Drive since 2015, but this summer they advocated for the chance to work with ALL of the area YMSL Chapters and they were NOT disappointed!

YMSL  provided over 200 volunteers, over 3000 hours of service and dozens of donations (we LOVE all of the Oil, diapers and other items!)

Here is a breakdown of hours below as of 10/31/16:

Alpharetta Chapter-(we love our long time pals!)  2,353

Centennial Chapter (came on this summer with a BANG!)  330

Milton Chapter (the only chapter who can’t work the food pantry and look at their hours!)  187

Northeast Atlanta Chapter (ALWAYS show up happy and ready to work hard!)  129

North Fulton Chapter (the last to join, so did not get the same number of days to work, but so willing and so strong!)  91

 YMSL Total Impact: 3090 hours!  Wow.  And 800 of those were just since June!

North Fulton Community Charities  are so grateful for our relationship with YMSL and can’t wait to continue working with your boys and moms for years to come!

 

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NFCC has had a great relationship with Alpharetta Chapter since 2012 and Milton Chapter helped us with the Stamp Out Hunger Drive since 2015, but this summer they advocated for the chance to work with ALL of the area YMSL Chapters and they were NOT disappointed!

YMSL  provided over 200 volunteers, over 3000 hours of service and dozens of donations (we LOVE all of the Oil, diapers and other items!)

Here is a breakdown of hours below as of 10/31/16:

Alpharetta Chapter-(we love our long time pals!)  2,353

Centennial Chapter (came on this summer with a BANG!)  330

Milton Chapter (the only chapter who can’t work the food pantry and look at their hours!)  187

Northeast Atlanta Chapter (ALWAYS show up happy and ready to work hard!)  129

North Fulton Chapter (the last to join, so did not get the same number of days to work, but so willing and so strong!)  91

 YMSL Total Impact: 3090 hours!  Wow.  And 800 of those were just since June!

North Fulton Community Charities  are so grateful for our relationship with YMSL and can’t wait to continue working with your boys and moms for years to come!

 

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Centennial Chapter Cookies For Soldiers

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 19:12 -- Heidi Holguin

This letter came from the soldier we serve through our "Cookies for Soldiers" program.  We bake cookies and send personal letters to this soldier each month.  It is a wonderful program and our way of thanking the military for serving our great country.  Below is the letter that Capt. Smith sent to our Philanthropy Liaison, Leigh Steel, here at our Centennial Chapter in Georgia.  This is a photo of him :-)

Linda Menna,President

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Linda Menna,President

YMSL Centennial Chapter, Georgia

 
Ms. Steel,
 
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and the generosity of your organization.  Your support and the support of those back home truly make a positive impact on our daily lives.
You may see this as a small gesture, but I assure you that it is much more to those of us away from our families and in harms way.
Chocolate chip or any other type of cookie will be welcomed with open arms.  I do, however, support your broccoli strategy!
Thank you again for your kind words and your support. I look forward to the notes from the young men in your organization and will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Respectfully,
 
CPT Joe Smith
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This letter came from the soldier we serve through our "Cookies for Soldiers" program.  We bake cookies and send personal letters to this soldier each month.  It is a wonderful program and our way of thanking the military for serving our great country.  Below is the letter that Capt. Smith sent to our Philanthropy Liaison, Leigh Steel, here at our Centennial Chapter in Georgia.  This is a photo of him :-)

Linda Menna,President

YMSL Centennial Chapter, Georgia

 
Ms. Steel,
 
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and the generosity of your organization.  Your support and the support of those back home truly make a positive impact on our daily lives.
You may see this as a small gesture, but I assure you that it is much more to those of us away from our families and in harms way.
Chocolate chip or any other type of cookie will be welcomed with open arms.  I do, however, support your broccoli strategy!
Thank you again for your kind words and your support. I look forward to the notes from the young men in your organization and will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Respectfully,
 
CPT Joe Smith
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Linda Menna,President

YMSL Centennial Chapter, Georgia

 
Ms. Steel,
 
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and the generosity of your organization.  Your support and the support of those back home truly make a positive impact on our daily lives.
You may see this as a small gesture, but I assure you that it is much more to those of us away from our families and in harms way.
Chocolate chip or any other type of cookie will be welcomed with open arms.  I do, however, support your broccoli strategy!
Thank you again for your kind words and your support. I look forward to the notes from the young men in your organization and will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Respectfully,
 
CPT Joe Smith
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This letter came from the soldier we serve through our "Cookies for Soldiers" program.  We bake cookies and send personal letters to this soldier each month.  It is a wonderful program and our way of thanking the military for serving our great country.  Below is the letter that Capt. Smith sent to our Philanthropy Liaison, Leigh Steel, here at our Centennial Chapter in Georgia.  This is a photo of him :-)

Linda Menna,President

YMSL Centennial Chapter, Georgia

 
Ms. Steel,
 
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and the generosity of your organization.  Your support and the support of those back home truly make a positive impact on our daily lives.
You may see this as a small gesture, but I assure you that it is much more to those of us away from our families and in harms way.
Chocolate chip or any other type of cookie will be welcomed with open arms.  I do, however, support your broccoli strategy!
Thank you again for your kind words and your support. I look forward to the notes from the young men in your organization and will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Respectfully,
 
CPT Joe Smith
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This letter came from the soldier we serve through our "Cookies for Soldiers" program.  We bake cookies and send personal letters to this soldier each month.  It is a wonderful program and our way of thanking the military for serving our great country.  Below is the letter that Capt. Smith sent to our Philanthropy Liaison, Leigh Steel, here at our Centennial Chapter in Georgia.  This is a photo of him :-)

Linda Menna,President

YMSL Centennial Chapter, Georgia

 
Ms. Steel,
 
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and the generosity of your organization.  Your support and the support of those back home truly make a positive impact on our daily lives.
You may see this as a small gesture, but I assure you that it is much more to those of us away from our families and in harms way.
Chocolate chip or any other type of cookie will be welcomed with open arms.  I do, however, support your broccoli strategy!
Thank you again for your kind words and your support. I look forward to the notes from the young men in your organization and will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Respectfully,
 
CPT Joe Smith
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Linda Menna,President

YMSL Centennial Chapter, Georgia

 
Ms. Steel,
 
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and the generosity of your organization.  Your support and the support of those back home truly make a positive impact on our daily lives.
You may see this as a small gesture, but I assure you that it is much more to those of us away from our families and in harms way.
Chocolate chip or any other type of cookie will be welcomed with open arms.  I do, however, support your broccoli strategy!
Thank you again for your kind words and your support. I look forward to the notes from the young men in your organization and will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Respectfully,
 
CPT Joe Smith
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Linda Menna,President

YMSL Centennial Chapter, Georgia

 
Ms. Steel,
 
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and the generosity of your organization.  Your support and the support of those back home truly make a positive impact on our daily lives.
You may see this as a small gesture, but I assure you that it is much more to those of us away from our families and in harms way.
Chocolate chip or any other type of cookie will be welcomed with open arms.  I do, however, support your broccoli strategy!
Thank you again for your kind words and your support. I look forward to the notes from the young men in your organization and will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Respectfully,
 
CPT Joe Smith
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Linda Menna,President

YMSL Centennial Chapter, Georgia

 
Ms. Steel,
 
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and the generosity of your organization.  Your support and the support of those back home truly make a positive impact on our daily lives.
You may see this as a small gesture, but I assure you that it is much more to those of us away from our families and in harms way.
Chocolate chip or any other type of cookie will be welcomed with open arms.  I do, however, support your broccoli strategy!
Thank you again for your kind words and your support. I look forward to the notes from the young men in your organization and will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Respectfully,
 
CPT Joe Smith
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Linda Menna,President

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Linda Menna,President

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Linda Menna,President

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Westlake Chapter Donated items to flood victims

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 17:31 -- Heidi Holguin

Westlake Chapter members donated items for flood victims at their Tailgate meeting!  Sharon Brantley, their VP Philanthropy, who delivered the items to ADRN
was "caught in the act" while dropping off their donations.
http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/AustinAmericanStatesman/share...

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http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/AustinAmericanStatesman/share...

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http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/AustinAmericanStatesman/share...

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Westlake Chapter members donated items for flood victims at their Tailgate meeting!  Sharon Brantley, their VP Philanthropy, who delivered the items to ADRN
was "caught in the act" while dropping off their donations.
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Coppell Chapter Partners With Texas Ramp Project

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