2020 Newsletters

Volume 2 – Issue 10 • October 2020 (PDF)

Reporting your Builds: John Laine, Executive Director
Grants Received in September
Gearing Up for 100 Miles of Freedom
Update on ‘Rocket Scientist’ Ramp Builder
Meet TRP Board Member: Gary Stopani with #1 Team Member Linda
Our Social Media Presence is Growing
Volunteer Spotlight: Greg Hinders, Amarillo Area Coordinator
Ramp of the Month: Austin Central: Travis County

Volume 2 – Issue 9 • September 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Building in the heat and dealing with COVID-19
  • Get Ready, Get Set: We’re Reaching 100 Miles of Freedom
  • Meet TRP Board Member: Myron Knutsen
  • Social Media: Tasting the Effects of Social Distancing
  • Grants Received in August
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Cox, El Paso Area Coordinator
  • Ramp of the Month: East Texas – Emory Region: Rains County

Volume 2 – Issue 8 • August 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Building with families of clients
  • Grants Received in July
  • Meet TRP Board Member: Peter Heinkel, Vice President
  • Young Men’s Service League in the Dallas Region
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Kay Guerin, Area Coordinator
  • Farewell to Beverly Ford
  • Ramp of the Month: Amarillo Region: Potter County

Volume 2 – Issue 7 • July 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Heads up on pressure-treated lumber
  • Reminder: Sign up for AmazonSmile Opportunity
  • Meet TRP Board Member: Molli Harris, Secretary
  • Summer 202 Youth Mission Ramp Building
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Kelly Jones, Abilene Area Coordinator
  • Hill Country TRP Volunteers Build 100th Ramp
  • Texas Ramp Project on LindedIN: Building a Network for Good
  • Abilene Scores with New Grants
  • Ramp of the Month: Dallas Region – Dallas County

Volume 2 – Issue 6 • June 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Fundraising and Building
  • May Grants Boost San Antonio Region
  • Meet TRP Board Member: Donna Burton, Treasurer
  • Getting Back to Business
  • A Great Commission for Ramps
  • Summer 2020 Youth Mission Ramp Building
  • Ramping up Publicity
  • Texas Ramp Project on Instagram: Use Your Voice to Spread the Word
  • Ramp of the Month: East Texas Tyler – Henderson County

Volume 2 – Issue 5 • May 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Restarting building in these difficult times
  • Coronavirus Reminders
  • Meet TRP Board Member: Brock Bayles
  • Virtual Interaction via Social Media
  • Washington County: Ramp Building and Social Distancing Do Work
  • Waco Region Pioneers Federal Block Grant
  • Database Reminder
  • Ramp of the Month: Taylor County

Volume 2 – Covid-19 Extra • May 2020 (PDF)

  • Coronavirus Extra – Suggested Building Procedures

Volume 2 – Issue 4 • April 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Building smaller threshold ramps to clear backlog
  • Coronavirous Updated
  • Amplify Austin is a Winner
  • Thank you, Lewis Robinson
  • State Farm: A Corporate Partnership
  • WellMed Provides New Funding
  • Grants Received in March
  • Ramps of the Month: Brazos and Tarraant Counties

Volume 2 – Issue 3 • March 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
  • Sign up for AmazonSmile
  • Meet TRP Board Member: Roy Harrington
  • Youth Mission Trip Teams Gearing Up for Summer 2020
  • 100 Miles of Ramps!
  • Numotion Rolls Out a Partnership with TRP Dallas
  • Walmart Grant Applications Open
  • Grants Received in 2020
  • Ramp of the Month: Hunt County

Volume 2 – Issue 2 • February 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Money saving tips on delivery charges
  • Meet TRP’s Newest Board Member: Madison Lopez
  • Phone Inquiries Keep Coming
  • Congratulations! 2019 Build Top 2000
  • TRP Model Thriving as New Mexico Ramp Project
  • Ramps of the Month: Travis and Williamson Counties

Volume 2 – Issue 1 • January 2020 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Leadership Academy in San Antonio Jan 24-25
  •  IMPORTANT REMINDER as We Close Out the Year
  • Meet TRP Board Member: Marge Oberg
  • Toyota and TRP Featured in The Dallas Morning News
  • Beverly Does Santa
  • Grants Appoved in December
  • HILTI North America Comes to Dallas
  • Ramps of the Month: Christmas Builds in Hill and Washington Counties

2019 Newsletters

Volume 1 – Issue 9 • December 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • The gift of a ramp at Christmas
  • State Farm Comes on Board
  • Improved Data for the Texas Ramp Project
  • Meet TRP’s Newest Board Member: Gary Gatzlaff
  • King of Glory Does Impact! Dallas

Volume 1 – Issue 8 • November 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Introducing Team Leader Academy
  • Donate on Web vs Sending a Check
  • Check out Community Giving Days
  • October Grant Awards
  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Contract Status
  • Ramps of the Month: Gray County – Amarillo and Red River County – Texkarkana North

Volume 1 – Issue 7 • October 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Volunteers – asking for new help
  • September Grant Awards
  • Texas Ramp Credit Cards
  • Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat, nor…
  • Build Ramps for Vets with Home Depot
    • Home Depot Application Process
  • State Farm: A Corporate Partnership
  • Ramp of the Month: Anderson County – East Texas, Jacksonville
    • AKA: The TRP Chicken Relocation Project

Volume 1 – Issue 6 • September 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
  • Job’s Not Over Till Paperwork Is Done!
  • Youth Mission Trip Activity
  • Greenville Gold Kiwanis Club Ramp Warehouse Rebirth
  • TRP Highlighted in Sachse News
  • Ford Texas Tributes Honors Texas Ramp Project
  • Reminder on Matching Funds
  • Recent Grant Awards
  • Ramp of the Month: Bexar County, San Antonio Central

Volume 1 – Issue 5 • August 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • New categories in Salesforce database
  • A Good Time to Review the Urgency of Salesforce Database Entry
  • Nuture Funding Sources with Stories, Photos
  • Matching Funds Now Available
  • Recent grant awards
  • Ramps of the Month: Abilene – Scurry County and El Paso – El Paso County

Volume 1 – Issue 4 • July 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Building in the heat of the summer
  • TRP and AAA’s
  • Attention State Farm Policyholders!
  • Partnering with Home Depot
  • Recent Grant Awards
  • Texas Ramp Project Long-Range Plan
  • Ramp of the Mont: San Antonio Northeast – Comal County

Volume 1 – Issue 3 • June 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • Active engagement with the media
  • Building with Youth Mission Trip Teams
  • New Tools to Use
  • Rough Rider Honor TRP
  • Teaming with Electric Cooperatives
  • 17,000 Ramps and Counting
  • AmazonSmile Opportunitty
  • Ramp of the Month: Brown County
  • Remember: Send Pictures, Client and Volunteer Stories

Volume 1 – Issue 2 • May 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
    • A potpourri of thoughts on fundraising, social media and build reporting
  • New ‘About Us’ on TRP Web Site
  • Question & Answer Forum: Texas Ramp Project Insurance

Volume 1 – Issue 1 • April 2019 (PDF)

  • Greetings from John Laine, Executive Director
  • Statewide Texas Ramp Project Conference – a Great Success
  • Special Recognition: TRP Receives GuideStar’s 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency
  • Question & Answer Forum: Calculating Volunteer Hours