Golinda: Volunteers build a new wheelchair ramp for veteran

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GOLINDA, Texas (KWTX) A local nonprofit and others in the community came together to build a new wheelchair ramp for a Vietnam veteran in Golinda.

Photo by Drake Lawson

"Every time we leave we have to use our ramp," says Mildred Sterling whose husband Charles relies on a wheelchair due to an illness.

A Vietnam veteran, Charles Sterling was forced to use an old rusty ramp outside his home.

"You go down it in a wheelchair it's like a slide," says Mildred.

Charles was recently taken to the hospital and was unable to return home until the ramp was fixed.

That is when Mildred reached out to the Waco based Veterans One Stop.

After the non-profit made a few phone calls, and received a generous donation from Toby's Auto, a new ramp was built in just 48 hours.

"When people can come out and help you when you are at your wits end, you can't give them enough thanks," says Mildred Sterling.

The Veterans One Stop says that more donations would be appreciated to help make more improvements for the Sterling family.

Those interested in donating may call (254) 640-0241.