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Salisbury Police Volunteer To Build A Wheelchair Ramp To Give A Man More Independence

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Dominic Russell watches as a new wheelchair ramp is being built at his home by Salisbury Police Department volunteers (WBOC) Dominic Russell watches as a new wheelchair ramp is being built at his home by Salisbury Police Department volunteers (WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury Police Department joined several community organizations to build a wheelchair ramp for a man in need. Dominic Russell has to use a wheelchair and walker after being the victim of a brutal attack. 

Russell said it's been a challenge for him getting in and out of his home with his wheelchair and walker and was selected through a community program to have a wheelchair ramp built at his home. 

"At first I was a turtle in a shell just scared but now I got the ramp so now I don't have to be scared, I can be free," Russell said.

Organizers with the Chesapeake Housing Mission, United Way and Bay Area Center For Independent Living got help building the wheelchair ramp Wednesday from volunteers officers from the Salisbury Police Department. 

Captain Rich Kaiser said, "It's a huge community builder for our agency. We simply had to put the word out through the police department and everybody was jumping at the chance to get involved in this. We actually had to turn some people away because we had too many people."

Don Taylor, executive director with Chesapeake Housing Mission said, "It's about bringing communities together. It's showing people you care, living in the same place giving a day. That's what we like to tell people if you give a day it will not only change someone else's life but will change your life too."

Russell said having the police helping with this project was an eye opening experience. 

"The Salisbury Police do care. Everybody else says all they want to do is lock black people up, no they don't they want to help black people, they want to get everybody right," Russell said. 

Chesapeake Housing Mission organizers said anyone wanting to volunteer to help with community projects can visit their website at www.chesapeakehousingmission.org to find out more information. 

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