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Coordinator

Phone: (206) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.org
Puget Sound Labor Agency
2800 First Ave. , Room 126
Seattle, Washington 98121
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Co-Founder and Program Manager
    R.A.M.P.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
RAMP was founded by carpenters ...
www.pslaonline.org, 10 April 2012 [cached]
RAMP was founded by carpenters Jerry Otis and Bill Smith to meet a rapidly growing need in our community: a low-cost program to build access ramps and other means of access for disabled individuals.
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If you need a ramp built for your home or community building, or if you would like to volunteer your carpentry/construction services, please contact Jerry Otis, coordinator, at jotis@pslaonline.org or (425) 387-2291.
2012 December » Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action » Uniting Generations for a Secure Future
psara.org [cached]
PSARA member Jerry Otis says his mother taught him not to use four-letter words.
"So I decided 'can't' is a four-letter word, and I wasn't gonna use it."
A retired union carpenter with a disability incurred 26 years ago, Jerry Otis is a man with a mission. Working with the Puget Sound Labor Agency, Jerry has dedicated his life to building the ramps that give low-income house-bound people freedom of access to the outer world.
"If people can't get out of their homes, that's not a life," Jerry says.
Years ago, Jerry co-founded the Regional Access Mobility Program (RAMP) so that he and other volunteers could build ramps and other means of access for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Local labor councils and individual unions help Jerry get in touch with house-bound people.
The rogram enables eole to live in heir own homes and still articiate in the community, Jerry says.
"After the installation of a ram, one client was able for the first time to go to the neighborhood grocery store and coffee sho."
Jerry's still at it, and his vocabulary still doesn't include the word the word "can't."
To find out about building a ramp for someone, or to contribute work or funds - or just to say, "Thank you, Jerry! - you can reach him at jerry12102@aol.com or through the Puget Sound Labor Agency at 206-448-9277.
Tags: Jerry Otis, Regional Access Mobility Program (RAMP)
Gerald Otis of Mountlake ...
www.knowledgeplex.com, 21 Nov 2007 [cached]
Gerald Otis of Mountlake Terrace has been reappointed to a term effective November 2, 2007, ending December 31, 2010.Otis is a founder of RAMP, a non-profit organization that builds affordable wheelchair ramps.He is a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
The Northwest Navigator > Email to a Friend
www.northwestnavigator.com, 10 Feb 2007 [cached]
Jerry Otis, co-founder and program manager of R.A.M.P., solicits for volunteers like ATGPNW to provide both the man-power and carpentry skills to complete these projects.The R.A.M.P. is funded entirely by charitable contributions from individuals and organizations.Otis, whose own mobility is impaired, coordinated the supply of building materials and planning of both ramps built at Silver Shores, but the craftsmen of ATGPNW brought a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and an amazing array of power tools.
Weekly Summary 01-09-05
ubcyes.com, 9 Jan 2005 [cached]
UBC 131 member Jerry Otis has been recognized by Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon with the declaration of Dec. 22 as Jerry Otis Day in the county and a reception held in his honor.
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Otis has also been awarded the 2004 Governor's Trophy.Both honors came about from his work with RAMP, the nonprofit Regional Access Mobility Program, which he founded.
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Otis, 59, became disabled from his job after undergoing a series of operations to alleviate fluid on his brain brought about by an old football injury from his high school years.He now uses a wheelchair part of the time but is able to walk - and still perform his craft - using a crutch.Those around Jerry as he works, often find it hard to resist coddling him, but soon learn he's well able."I've got my challenges, but the bulk of the people I work with understand my challenges, and they'll help...if I need help," he said. RAMP has no paid staff members.Otis requires homeowners to pay what they can afford, otherwise he depends on donations which come in part from the UBC as do some volunteers who help build the ramps.
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More : than 30 ramps were built in the past : year, out of the more than 50 requests : received. : Otis, 59, became disabled from his job : after undergoing a series of operations : to alleviate fluid on his brain brought : about by an old football injury from his : high school years.He now uses a : wheelchair part of the time but is able : to walk - and still perform his craft - : using a crutch.Those around Jerry as : he works, often find it hard to resist : coddling him, but soon learn he's well : able."I've got my challenges, but the : bulk of the people I work with : understand my challenges, and they'll : help ... if I need help," he said. : RAMP has no paid staff members.
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