The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $42,700.00 grant to Housing Partnership Inc. for “Ramps United.” The “Ramps United” project is a joint project between two partner agencies of the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (UWVP): House Partnerships, Inc., and Gloucester Housing Partnership. The $42,700 will pay for approximately 12 handicap ramps to be constructed to assist those with disabilities in accessing their home. The entire project serves disadvantaged and disabled individuals who are at or below the poverty level and have the medical necessity for a handicap ramp on their home. Ramps will be built in Gloucester County, James City County, Poquoson, Williamsburg, and York County.
After growing up in Gloucester, Hunter earned her Bachelors Degree from Roanoke College where she studied Sociology and Psychology. She quickly returned to the Middle Peninsula, an important move, she said, to work in human services in her hometown.