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United Methodist Army gives senior citizens freedom

Arzette White with her dog Joe Joe beside her new wheelchair ramp built by the United Methodist Army teens. Arzette White with her dog Joe Joe beside her new wheelchair ramp built by the United Methodist Army teens.
Arzetta White's old wheelchair ramp was a dilapidated and decaying mess. Arzetta White's old wheelchair ramp was a dilapidated and decaying mess.

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - From painting to replacing wheelchair ramps, a group of United Methodist Army teens have had their hands full this week helping-out senior citizens in Nacogdoches.

Just a few days ago, Arzetta White's wheelchair ramp was a decaying, dilapidated mess. White has severe arthritis and has been stuck in her home for more than a year until Thursday.

"I love it, sure do," said White pointing at her new wheelchair ramp located in the back of her house. "I might just get out there sometimes and sit on the ramp and look at the garden."

White said her new wheelchair ramp gives her freedom to do the things she needs, like go to the store. She said she and her dog Joe-Joe will enjoy taking her wheelchair for a spin around the neighborhood.

So far, the United Methodist Army has completed 21 housing sites in Nacogdoches. The group plans to complete a few more houses Friday.

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