PHOTOS: Wilmington’s Friendship Masonic Lodge Installs Wheelchair Ramps Around Town

WILMINGTON, MA — The Friendship Lodge has a Wheelchair Ramp Program that loans out ramps to those in need in the greater Wilmington area. The ramps are installed by lodge member volunteers using their own vehicles and equipment and are on loan, at no cost, for as long as needed. When the ramp is no longer needed the Ramp Crew returns, takes the ramp down and recycles it.

The Lodge has loaned out over a hundred ramps since the program’s inception a few years ago. Currently there are forty active ramps on loan in the greater Wilmington area.

In fast, last Friday, June 2, the Friendship Masonic Lodge of Wilmington installed another wheelchair ramp in town

Friendship Lodge also is a satellite site for the Masonic H.E.L.P. program (Hospital Equipment Loan Program). They loan out, to those in need, all kinds of hospital equipment such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, commodes, walkers, etc. You do not have to be a Mason to receive aid from either the Ramp Program or The H.E.L.P. program.

If you are in need of these services, call the Friendship Lodge at 978-658-6731 and leave a message or email them at and someone will get back to you.

If you have a ramp you would like to donate, please contact Friendship Lodge and they will be happy to take it down for you.

Friendship Lodge Ramp Crew
Friendship Lodge Ramp Crew after installing their 40th active ramp. L to R: Dick Searfoss, Warren Berglund, Brian King, Bernie Nally, and Ron Mahoney
Typical Ramp Installations 2
Friendship Lodge owns and installs both aluminum and steel ramps as they become available.

(NOTE: The above press release and photos from Dick Searfoss of the Masonic Lodge.)

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