A few steps on the porch can turn an ordinary house into a prison for the roughly 1.6 million Texans who struggle to get around on their own. The mission of the Texas Ramp Project is to make life easier for these people, one Saturday morning at a time.
“What’s a real barrier is getting in and out of their homes when it comes to going up and down stairs,” says Lester Schmaltz, Harris County coordinator across the board. ‘State. “So what the ramp project does is it provides ramps such that these people can no longer be trapped in their own homes and get that mobility that they didn’t have. “