Raising the Walls for Sosa-Ramos
On September 17th, an ambitious crew of our own Greensboro Bar Association members led the groundbreaking of the GBA’s ninth Habitat for Humanity project. Following keynote speakers Judge Teresa H. Vincent, Judge Robby Hassell, and GBA President, Judge Marcus Shields, our fellow GBA members adjusted their hard hats and spent the day swinging hammers and ultimately raising the walls of what will soon be the dream home of David Sosa-Ramos and his family.
Since his diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2011, David Sosa-Ramos has encountered many challenges related to his health, including a lack of mobility around his own home. With difficulty maneuvering his wheelchair from room to room, day-to-day tasks have become much more of a hassle for him.
With the dedication of our members, GBA is proud to provide Mr. Sosa-Ramos, his wife, Martha, and his two grandchildren, Jani and Juan, with a living space that is handicapped accessible, completely ADA compliant, and large enough to provide each of them with their own space. Although wonderful progress is being made, there is much more to do, and we encourage our members to be a part of Mr. Sosa-Ramos’s future by giving back through volunteer service.
Work begins at 7:45AM and concludes mid-afternoon. No prior experience or training is necessary, and lunch will be provided. Volunteers are still needed for the October 1 and October 8 workdays. Anyone interested in participating should contact Jonathan M. Parisi at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you!