Hundreds of local families have had an easier time getting their physically handicapped loved ones in and out of the house thanks to the Rotary Club of Madison County.
And commissioners approved a proclamation Monday honoring that organization, which will soon reach a major milestone — its 500th handicapped ramp.
The Rotary Club has constructed over two miles of handicapped ramps since 1995, with an estimated value of $600,000. This service is provided to disabled citizens of the county at no cost — though citizens do make a donation for materials when they are able.
On Sept. 8, Rotary members, local citizens and officials will gather at the home of Annie Mae Jarrells at 5494 Jot ‘Em Down Road as the club constructs its 500th ramp.