Elder Living Helps Build a Ramp for Highland Park Girl

We at Elder Living Construction are excited and humbled to take part in a recent community project to help build a ramp for a family’s home in Highland Park, Michigan. Through a partnership with Home Depot and Jewish Family Service, we were able to help a local family in need. The family’s daughter, Alyiah, was born blind and now suffers from cerebral palsy. She now gets around by using a wheelchair, which has caused a lot of stress for the Graves family. Not only emotionally, but physically as well. “It can be a back breaker getting her down the steps for me and my sister,” Sharmell Graves told WDIV Channel 4 News in Detroit. So, the sound of electric saws, nail guns, and sledge hammers were music to Alyiah’s family’s ears as we helped to trade the stairs for a wheelchair-friendly ramp. Elder Living Construction partnered with Home Depot and Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit as part of their “Project Build” program. Our crew spent the day replacing those stairs with a wheelchair-friendly ramp. Special thank you goes to Home Depot for providing the supplies and Jewish Family Service for their hard work in helping families in our community. For the full story and video, please visit: ClickOnDetroit.com.

Check out our behind the scenes photos from Project Build: