Tiger Fuel and AHIP build ramp for local woman

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Tiger Fuel and AHIP built a ramp for a local woman on Wednesday.

Patricia Stickel has lived in Belmont for 40 years.

Her husband passed away three years ago and she has had mobility issues recently, limiting her ability to get around and take care of things around her house.

She applied for help, and AHIP and Tiger Fuel built and stained a ramp for her so she can easily get outside.

In addition to the ramp, Tiger Fuel and AHIP painted her foundation and also cleaned up her yard.

"There aren't words to express how much I appreciate the work they have done," said Stickel. "It's a miracle they got that much done, so quickly. I didn't think they would get it done in a day's time, but they did it."

Sarah Whitney, the director of marketing for Tiger Fuel, said they enjoyed getting to work with Stickel.

"It's been a pleasure getting to work with Mrs. Stickel and getting to know her," said Whitney. "She has a passion for frogs and a lot of personality. We've enjoyed just spending time with her and showing her some of the improvements that have been made to her home."

Tiger Fuel and AHIP will do one more project this summer.

Stickel said she looks forward to spending more time in her remodeled yard.

"I hope there will be some flowers in the yard eventually," said Stickel.

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