For out of the abundance of the heart...

...comes a community-built wheelchair ramp for neighbors in need.

"For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things."

Matthew 12:34

It seems most appropriate to quote scripture from the Book of Matthew to invite good people to bring good things to our friend Matthew.

As a 19 year old, a car struck Matt as he was bicycling. It was a medical miracle that he survived, but traumatic brain injury left him with a permanent disability. Now, at 38 years old, he is also struggling with the progression of multiple sclerosis and is paralyzed from the waist down.

For years, Matt’s disabled father would help him get up and down the stairs of their raised ranch home. But with serious health conditions of his own, Mike is no longer able to help Matt. And as though this is not overwhelming enough, Matt’s mother, Jen, is also severely disabled.

Currently, Matt, Mike and Jen are in desperate need of a ramp that will provide safe egress and entrance at their Town of Poughkeepsie house.  Without it, they will continue to be prisoners of their own home.

To learn more about Matt and his family, please visit the Abundance of the Heart Ramp BLOG. 

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County is coordinating a community effort to construct a wheel chair ramp and to make the necessary home modifications which will allow Mike, Jen and Matt to live more rewarding lives.

Won't you please seek the abundance of your heart to bring forth good things.


To read more about this family and this project, please follow the BLOG by clicking HERE.

Your donation will be designated specifically to this Abundance of the Heart Ramp Project. Should contributions exceed expenses of this project, surplus will be applied to future Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Home Preservation projects. All donations are 100% tax-deductible as Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. 

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About the Organization

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Inc.

At Habitat for Humanity Dutchess, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere should have a healthy affordable place to call home. We build because we know that children are 25% more likely to graduate from High School and 18% more likely to attend College if they live a home owned by their parents. We know that children are healthier in family-owned homes. We know that a decent home gives families the strength, stability and independence that they need to create a better life for themselves and their children. We build with families not for families.