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Thorntown 5-year-old gets new wheelchair ramp, thanks to $5 donations

Volunteers started early Saturday morning to build a ramp that helps 5-year-old AJ Wright get in and out of his home.

THORNTOWN, Ind. — Thanks to our WTHR viewers sending the love, one little boy received a much-needed ramp for his wheelchair Saturday in Thorntown.

The group you supported is Servants at Work, or SAWs. Their mission is to change lives by building wheelchair ramps for low-income, permanently disabled people.

Volunteers started early Saturday morning in Boone County to help 5-year-old AJ Wright be able to get in and out of his home.

Our viewers raised $4,340 in May to help SAWs build more ramps like AJ's.

A typical ramp costs $2,000 to build.

Many of SAWs' clients use power wheelchairs that need wider ramps with stronger structural support.

Thank you for sending the love to SAWS!

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If you have a suggestion for a nonprofit to be featured in our Send The Love campaign, please email SendTheLove@wthr.com

The ideal partners are small to medium-size 501c3 nonprofits in good standing, located in central Indiana. The nonprofit needs to have a donation portal that can take $5 donations and be able to report totals to us. There is a strong preference to feature independent nonprofits that are not a chapter of a larger, national organization. Each organization is vetted before being featured on Send The Love.

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