Tallahassee Parrot Head Club (TPHC) began routinely helping "FL Cares" build ramps and half-steps to help seniors and mobility impaired individuals. FL Cares is a registered 501(C)(3) and built 143 access projects in 2021.
Eric, the project coordinator, is well known and very respected for his expertise, teaching ability and focus on safety. Eric does builds (access construction projects) almost every Saturday and often Sunday, plus when he can get volunteers occasionally during the week. Eric is very safety minded and great at instructing newbies in how to help with these fun projects. No experience is necessary, so If you may be interested in helping occasionally, please complete the following brief survey: TPHC-Ramp Construction Volunteers. NOTE: completing the survey doesn't obligate you to anything, it just helps us streamline who we contact.
For those of you planning to attend a build, most projects start around 8 a.m. and typically last 4-6 hours, but specific details and directions are provided for each event. FL Cares has enough tools to complete the project, but individual volunteers should bring water and a snack, and if possible personal gloves and eye protection (sunglasses work fine). If available, bringing a hammer, speed square, tape measure and carpenters' pencil can help expedite the project. Other items such as sawhorses, a miter saw, circle saw, jig saw, or sander can sometimes help, but are only needed when requested.
Bob Wattendorf (Wattendorf@Yahoo.com) and Eddie Gines chair this activity for TPHC, if you have any questions.
To contact FL Cares directly, you can text/call 850-347-1445 or email FL.Cares.Access@gmail.com,"
FL Cares serves, Jefferson, Gadsden, Wakulla, and Leon counties. Volunteer TODAY!
Can't volunteer but still want to help please donate here. TPHC will direct to the accessibility projects build efforts.
We are a community partner working with
like-minded local neighborhood members
to give EVERYONE a chance to continue
Living Independently in their Own Homes.
FL Cares is a 100% volunteer driven
charitable nonprofit organization defined
under I.R.S. Tax Code Section 501(c)(3).
Our volunteers may include friends, family,
neighbors, or from dozens of groups like
churches, businesses, civic organizations,
plus the many with a HEART and Desire
and Wish to give back to the Community.
All projects are built in a single day
(weather permitting) and are designed for
safety, function, and easy maintenance.
Many groups complete projects in just a
few hours. Projects are designed as a
self-supporting free-standing / stand-alone
unit that gains strength from all connected
members. READY to Volunteer? Call Us