Special Needs Transportation

Instructors, Students Build Wheelchair Ramp for Family in Need

Posted on December 2, 2019

Mason Smith (left) and Brayden Hudson, students at Moore Norman Technology Center and Moore High School, worked together to build a new wheelchair ramp for a family in need. Photo courtesy MNTC
Mason Smith (left) and Brayden Hudson, students at Moore Norman Technology Center and Moore High School, worked together to build a new wheelchair ramp for a family in need. Photo courtesy MNTC
MOORE, Okla. — Instructors and students at a technology center here recently worked together to create a new wheelchair ramp for a family in need, KFOR reports.

Greg Culver, a substitute teacher at Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC), told the news source that he started the initiative to build the wheelchair ramp after he was stopped behind a school bus for longer than normal one day after picking up his grandchildren from school. Culver added that he couldn’t see what was going on near the front of the bus and that it took about four or five minutes until he saw someone maneuver a wheelchair up on the front porch.

Culver told KFOR that the next day the same situation happened, but this time he noticed two students struggle to get up the ramp. From there, Culver told the news source that his decision to help was “a no brainer” and that he presented the idea to build the ramp to his welding class and Ryan Menefee, a welding instructor at MNTC, who then handed the project over to two of his students. Brayden Hudson, a senior at Moore High School and one of Menefee’s students, told the news source that it makes him feel good to help other people, while Mason Smith, another one of Menefee’s students, told KFOR that anyone can go to the store and buy a ramp, but making the equipment is what makes it special.

Moore Norman Technology Center said in a post on its Facebook page that it is proud of the students and staff who worked on the initiative to build the wheelchair ramp. The materials for the ramp were donated by the program, according to KFOR.

View the full post from Moore Norman Technology Center, posted on its Facebook page, below.

Related Topics: Oklahoma, special needs, wheelchairs

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