Oswego men honored for work at ARISE

Glen Suckling and Scott Pecoy, both of Oswego, were honored at ARISE’s annual Special Appreciation Event in Syracuse. 

Both men are dedicated volunteers of the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program.

“We are so grateful for Glen and Scott’s energy, insight and continued desire to assist people in need in Oswego County,” said Sabine Ingerson, director of the ARISE Oswego County office.

“Thanks to their continued support, families have stayed together and people have maintained or regained their independence,” she said.

As a member of Oswego First United Methodist Church, Suckling first started the ramp program. Not only did he design the drawing concepts, he also created templates to build the sections that are still in use today. 

Suckling has served as a mentor for the volunteers and has been a great partner in the church’s collaboration with ARISE.

Pecoy has been involved with the ramp program at Oswego First United Methodist Church for many years and is now a team leader. Every year, Scott is raring to go. Just recently he recruited a men’s group from a church in Minetto. 

Volunteers and donations are always needed. Because volunteers help construct the ramps, all donations received in support of the program go directly towards purchasing lumber and other construction materials needed for the ramps. 

You can come show your support for the Ramp Program at the ARISE & Ride for Ramps event on Saturday, May 31 Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. 

There will be a 5K run, motorcycle ride, chicken barbecue and more. For more information, visit ariseinc.org/ramps or call 342-4088.

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