For the Reporters
The Master Builders Association, Conner Homes and volunteers donated their time and skills to build a ramp for an Auburn woman last Saturday.
The new, free ramp gives 66-year-old Carol Burdett more mobility at her Auburn home.
Thirty-seven families throughout King and Snohomish counties received the gift of greater mobility through the addition of new ramps during the one-day Master Builders Association Rampathon. This year’s effort represented the largest Rampathon in the 23-year history of the event. More than 370 ramps have been built and $1.7 million of in-kind donations have been provided since 1993.
Each spring the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish counties and its members make home improvements for people who may be struggling with disabilities or have difficulty getting in and out of their homes.
Burdett suffers from advanced osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. She had a femoral collapse and can no longer stand, except to walk with a walker. She is unable to get up the four steps of her home without her son’s assistance and sometimes has to wait outside for long periods of time until she can get help.