This year, the Project Independence program saw help from a fantastic group of volunteers. Seven Saginaw Spirit players and an assistant coach came out for the eighth annual blitz build. The Spirit players assisted in building a wheelchair ramp for a home in the Saginaw community.
The ramp was built at the home of Vanessa Masters-Jun for her mother. Masters-Jun was thrilled for build. “They took it upon themselves to contact me,” she said. “They called and asked how I felt about Saginaw Spirit players coming to help and I said, ‘Really!’”
Craig Goslin, president and managing partner of the Saginaw Spirit, says that “it’s very important that the Saginaw Spirit players ‘Give Back,’” and he asks the players to “do something every week, that makes our community a better place.”
The Project Independence program began in 2005. Volunteers help in building wheelchair ramps for families in Saginaw County. In the past eight years, the program has built over ninety ramps in our local community.
The program is coordinated by Steve Lamb, who says as many as 170 volunteers assist on the project. “This program wouldn’t work without the volunteers,” Lamb said.
The ramp for Masters-Jun is the first of ten ramps that will be built this month. Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who have made this possible for the past eight years, and we look forward to your help for many more!