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Ford and UAW celebrate 100th wheelchair ramp

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Ford and the United Auto Workers celebrated Tuesday after building their 100 wheelchair ramp for disabled residents.

The organizations donated $50,000 about two years ago to build up to 25 ramps, but since then the operation has grown and even received funding from the city. Overall, employees have given more than 8,000 volunteer hours.

“It was like a bird that had been released out of her cage,” said Margaret Reynolds, remembering the first day she received her ramp. “I could go where I wanted to go, come back when I wanted to come back and could feel safe.”

The project began in 2012.

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