Volunteers from First Baptist Church of Gardendale Changing Lives

January 31st was a great day for advocacy and community in North Central Alabama as a 9 man crew from First Baptist Church in Gardendale made the drive to Walker County to build a ramp for a consumer in Walker County. A full day of hard work by the team enables the consumer to enter and leave her home and be part of her community in a way that was impossible before.  The crew, made up of Alan Wiggins, Trae Moore, Wade Gunter, Darian Mostashari, Ronnie Clement, Brett Reach, brothers Justin and Brandon Gurley, and Brandon’s son Grant, were up well before 6 AM for the build and did a fantastic job, as evidenced by a note from the consumer’s  daughter saying that the ramp was wonderful and that the family was so appreciative of the work put in by these guys.


Ramp building team in front of ramp

Rampbuilding Team from Gardendale Baptist Church


Peer Support Meeting Schedule

“I really enjoyed and got a lot out of the meeting. The information was useful and I had fun.”

Disability Rights and Resources holds peer support meetings twice each month, on the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at our main office (1418 6th Ave. N., Birmingham).  Topics change monthly.

Accommodations available upon request.  Please RSVP at least 1 week in advance.  To sign up or learn more, contact Josh Whitmire at 205-251-2223 or e-mail josh.whitmire@drradvocates.org

Topics planned for 2015 are:

March 10 & 25                      Turning Problems into Opportunities

Video on Accessible Playground

Ramp Construction Video

 “Empowering people with disabilities to fully  participate in the community.”

Disability Rights and Resources seeks to equip people with disabilities, the resources and tools needed to be independent and connected within the community.

Our goal is to help people make decisions for themselves and to change the community’s perception of people with disabilities.