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East Texas Tyler Ramp Project


This portion of the Texas Ramp Project is exclusively for East Texas residents. People needing a ramp must be low-income and receive a referral through a healthcare provider. TRP ramps follow ADA guidelines and are safe, strong, and durable. The ramps improve clients’ welfare and quality of life by allowing them to exit and re-enter their homes safely and independently. They enable many clients to remain in their homes, where they prefer to be, aging in place.


Mission: The Texas Ramp Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free wheelchair ramps to low-income older adults and others with disabilities identified by local healthcare providers. Ramps are built exclusively with volunteer labor, keeping costs to a minimum. Ramps are built without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, or gender.

Vision: Our vision is that no Texas resident shall lack safe access because of financial limitations.

About: In 1985, the Kiwanis Club of Richardson, Texas, was asked to build a wheelchair ramp for a friend. That initial effort and the next resulted in the Dallas Ramp Project providing free wheelchair ramps to low-income people with disabilities. Twenty years later, 1,400 ramps had been built, and the need grew. The Texas Ramp Project (TRP) was incorporated as a statewide organization in June 2006. Since then, over 25,000 ramps have been built—128 miles of ramps—in over 40 Texas regions. TRP partners with the local community for a unique, all-volunteer labor pool. At $1,000 on average, TRP can build a ramp for a third the cost of a retail contractor. Volunteers can spend a few hours on a Saturday morning building a ramp, and when they are done they have transformed a person’s life.

Volunteer: Volunteers are needed for local builds on the weekends as well as administration, marketing, IT, fundraising, etc.

In-Kind Donations: Building materials (lumber, screws, levels, hammers, gloves, drills, bits, etc.)


Contact: Don Dickson, East Texas Tyler Ramp Project Region Coordinator, 972.965.3650

Phone: 214.558.0339


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LinkedIn: Texas Ramp Project  

Instagram: @tx_ramp_project

Location: P.O. Box 832065

Richardson, TX 75083-2065

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