CSU students install wheelchair ramp, patio in community service project

Colorado State University has produced a video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ATleS1aUs&feature=youtu.be) telling the story of one of three community projects being carried out this spring by students in CM Cares, a service-learning program in CSU’s Department of Construction Management.

CSU students are installing wheelchair access and a pergola-covered patio at the Timnath home of Jarah and Mat Grashorn, whose 7-year-old son Gavin has a brain birth defect called agenesis of the corpus callosum.

Donors from the construction industry provided equipment and materials.

The other two projects currently under way in CM Cares are:

• Providing a wheelchair-accessible entrance and ADA-approved bathroom at the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center in Fort Collins

• Accessibility modifications to the home of Chris Walter, including bathroom handrails, a bay window with rollout garden boxes, a new driveway and a wheelchair ramp to the backyard, to allow Walter to continue his passion for gardening

For more information on pursuing any of these stories further, contact Jeff Dodge at 970.491.4251 or Jeff.Dodge@colostate.edu.