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VIDEO: Walthourville Fire Department builds wheelchair ramp for man in need

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By Lewis Levine.

The calls to the Walthourville Fire Department were frequent, “I need help getting out of my house,” came the cries from David Perkins who has been wheelchair bound for six months since his leg was amputated because of diabetes. 

 The mobile home he's lived in for 12 years, at the Twin Oaks mobile home park in Long County, had no handicapped-accessible accommodations for Perkins to enter or leave.

 He depended on the Walthourville Fire Department to get him in and out to make appointments.

But after a crew from the fire department and Hinesville’s Ace Hardware, helped install a wheelchair ramp, Perkins can now leave his home for the first time on his own to enjoy the weather or indulge in activities we take for granted.

The WFD volunteered to build the ramp, and Ace Hardware donated all the supplies

A crew from the Walthourville Fire Department and Hinesville’s Ace Hardware helped install a wheelchair ramp at the home of David Perkins, who has been wheelchair bound for six months, since his leg was amputated because of diabetes. Photo by Lewis Levine