They make peoples lives better …..

In these turbulant times in our country and our world, it is enlightening, to say the least, to know someone like Ray Vinson who, along with his friends, strives to make the worDSC00350ld a better place. Ray Vinson and his dedicated crew of good Samaritans have worked for 25 years building ramps for those in need.  Ray stated that his group is comprised of 10 to 15 guys who help regularly to try and build two ramps a month.  According to Ray, “We do not charge for either materials or labor. We pay for the materials generally with money we donate ourselves. although occasionally we have received reimbursement via fedearal grants.  Home Depot gives us some really good discounts and helps alot. I don’t really know where people get our  names, we are not listed anywhere, but I almost always have a iist of 3 to 5 who have a need.”

The motto for Ray and his crew of ramp builders is “We make peoples lives better.” Ray stated that his group does not judge –  “If there are beer cans everywhere and they drive a new car, that has nothing to do with the fact that someone in the house has a problem, and we can help make their lives better. 

Hats off to Ray and his friends who give so generously of themselves and their resources to help others who are in need. They are among the army of folks who help others asking for no recognition or praise. There are definitely angels amony us.  If you know of an angel that you would like for me to include in a blog post, pleaes send me an email to  


About Ruthie Curtis

About Ruthie I am a real estate agent in Columbus, GA and love my “job.” I enjoy being associated with the professionals at Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate and the folks that I come in contact with each and every day. I basically just love houses and all that is associated with them. It is so rewarding to help buyers and sellers reach their goals and to be a part of the process that makes it happen. I especially love gardens and how they can work to improve a property both in aesthetics and function. As a Master Gardener, I feel that I can add another dimension to the home buying and selling process. Partnered with my love of creatively doing the “what if we” changes to houses and my attention to detail, I can offer my clients a well-rounded approach to meeting their real estate needs while having some fun along the way. I have lived in Columbus for the past 25 years and have been actively involved in the community. My involvements include being the 1996 Race Director for the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens; a past board member of Girls,Inc and the Columbus Regional Tennis Association (CORTA); a board member of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Columbus Botanical Garden, the Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society, and is a member of the Women’s Reading Club of Columbus and the Overdue Book Club. I am a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where I serve on the Altar (10) I am a UGA Bulldawg – having grown up in Athens and attended the University of Georgia where I received a BA degree in Advertising. I have two daughters, two great son-in-laws, five grandchildren and a Jack Russell Terrier named Jasper. I live in the historic Overlook area in Columbus where I recently purchased an older home and enjoyed the experience of putting my creative knowledge and skills to work!
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