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!
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.