A group of North Las Vegas firefighters and a Home Depot store teamed together Tuesday to help a veteran and his wife with a needed wheelchair ramp for their home.
The NLV Firefighters Local 1607 used donated tools from a home depot store to make the ramp possible for Walter and Karen Dunaway.
Walter, who served in the United States Army for nine years, had paid to have the ramp fixed years ago after wear and tear, the firefighters said. That ramp fix, though, did not go through.
Walter, who is in his 80's, was referred to the firefighters by Nevadans for Equal Access.
"When we found out that Walter and Karen needed a new wheelchair ramp, we decided to take action," said Jeff Hurley, president of the North Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1607. "No resident should be limited in their mobility. Walter has given so much to us in the past by protecting our freedom that this is the right thing to do. It is our small token of thanks."
The ramp fix now allows Walter's wheelchair-bound wife to enter their home with ease.
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