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According to The United Methodist Book of Discipline, in each annual conference there may be a conference council on older adult ministries. Its purpose shall be to strengthen the older adult ministries in the local churches and districts of the annual conference.

The WV Conference Older Adult Ministry Team (OAM) has identified a practical need for many older adults and disabled persons. We have partnered with The House of the Carpenter to meet the need of handicap accessibility and wheelchair ramps.  

To help facilitate construction of ramps across the West Virginia Conference, the OAM Team will award grants of $500 to two congregations that present a need for this type of construction for a community member.

The award will cover about half of the expense. Please contact Janet Flanagan flanaganjanet8@gmail.com if you are interested in applying for these funds.

Follow this link for a handout that provides all of the details for your group to build a portable ramp!