Long-time community servants get help building much-needed wheelchair ramp
AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Bill and Annie Holman are beloved community servants with an extensive record of charitable and volunteer efforts. Most recently, the Holmans have volunteered with the Foster Grandparents Program at a local elementary school.
Anticipating that they may need some mobility assistance as they age, the Holmans have saved money to someday build a wheelchair ramp. However, that need came quickly after Bill’s most recent surgery, and it required several strong individuals to carry him up the stairs and into his home. The need for a ramp had become immediate.
Through Just Serve — a volunteer coordinating organization supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — The Fuller Center of Utah County connected with Baxter BIM (Building Information Modeling) in Orem, Utah to deliver the help the Holmans needed.
Baxter BIM offered to survey the project and give a bid at no cost. When owner Todd Baxter arrived with his elementary school-aged son and daughter in tow, they ran to greet Bill and Annie and gave them huge, warm hugs. That’s when the project became even more personal as Todd realized that his children attended the same school where the Holmans volunteer.
Baxter BIM generously installed the wheelchair ramp with their able team, completing the bulk of the work in one day. In follow-up work days, including The Fuller Center of Utah County’s own Brian Zillich, Baxter BIM put the finishing touches on the project. The company donated not only their time and expertise but also some of the needed materials as well as gave more to the Fuller of Utah County