Here at PORTCO we seek to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. One small improvement that will make a profound difference on the level of quality employment we offer to our employees took place this week.
For some time, we have wanted to replace a failing accessibility ramp that many of our employees use to access their work site at our Portsmouth headquarters. The ramp was made of wood and showed noticeable areas of rot. The old ramp design was narrow and outdated. The instability of its integrity deemed this old ramp a danger to those who were brave enough to use it.
The PORTCO team was able to combine donations from you, our loyal supporters, with grant funds awarded by KOVAR, and a generous donation from STHIL to provide a new ramp. With the help of Mobility 101, the old wooden ramp was removed and replaced with a shiny, new, safe accessibility ramp. Now, individuals with mobility challenges can safely make their way to and from work at the main headquarters. While the previous ramp was inadequate for some mobility devices, the new ramp boasts a wider space for improved access for more mobility devices. The new ramp is made of durable metal, meaning it will last for many years – providing safe passage to and from work for many peoples with disabilities.