10-year-old girl helps change lives for Indianapolis family who is physically disabled
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Meeka Wojciechowski is helping make a difference for Hoosiers with physical disabilities, one ramp at a time.
At just 10 years old, Wojciechowski is part of a group of Miss Circle City Indy pageant queens working with Servants at Work (SAW) to build a ramp at a home on the near-east side on Saturday. In addition to helping build the ramp, Wojciechowski raised $500 for the organization.
SAW is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that builds wooden wheelchair ramps for low-income individuals who are unable to exit their home safely.
Other pageant queens with Miss Circle City Indy ranging from ages 5-60 will volunteer their time as well.
SAW typically builds between 200 and 300 ramps per year across Indiana. Executive Director Bob Richmond says it takes 5 hours to build a ramp.