SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Over the weekend President Obama championed the National Day of Service initiative, which is now tradition on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday. Monday in Spanish Fort, people reached out to volunteer.
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers at USA got up early to build a ramp for a 17-year-old teen with cerebral palsy.
"This looks like I'll be able to go down this all by myself I wont need any help," said Spanish Fort High School student JJ Troutman.
A ramp for JJ was on the list of things to do as part of this fraternity's "Push America" service program and what better day to do this than the "National Day of Service."
"Had it not been for this, JJ would be using an old makeshift ramp that just wasn't working for him," said Donna Troutman JJ's mother.
The brothers at Pi Kappa Phi have built a ramp like this one every year for the past five years.
"Most of them you can ride right by and see them on some of the busier streets so its rewarding to be able to know you had a hand in the community," said fraternity President Alex Layton.
"I can do stuff on my own now I'm going to have to know how to do that when I go off to college anyway so that really helps," said JJ.Troutman. Tomorrow is JJ's birthday. He plans to go to college and become a veterinarian.
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