Servants at Work (SAWs)
SAWs is an Indiana-wide group that builds wheelchair ramps to provide persons with disabilities and conditions of aging to give them the freedom to remain in their homes and reconnect with their communities. Overcoming their activity impediments allows people to “age in place” and remain in their homes. EWB-RHIT members help to build ramps several times throughout each year in the Terre Haute area.
On Saturday, September 19, 2017, a group of Engineers Without Borders members went to a three-mile stretch of Highway 40 that the club adopted last year. This part of the highway is in a residential area east of campus. The members walked along either side of the road with bags to collect the trash scattered alongside the road. While picking up the litter, the team members entertained themselves by creating elaborate stories connecting each piece of trash they found. As the team members made their way along the stretch of highway, several residents of the area voiced their thanks, while others waved or honked their car horns. As a whole, this experience allowed members to help beautify the community surrounding Rose-Hulman while also having fun and getting to know one another.