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EMMANUWHEEL

access to all in need

Lexington, SC   |  www.emmanuwheel.org

Mission

The mission of EmmanuWheel is to provide wheelchair ramps to mobility-impaired individuals who cannot afford the cost of materials or labor. By addressing the specific needs of mobility-impaired individuals, it is the intention of EmmanuWheel to share the love of Christ in a practical way. EmmanuWheel hopes to create a lasting improvement in their lives.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our organization was founded for the sole purpose of helping mobility challenged individuals in less than ideal financial situations achieve better access to their homes. We have built wheelchair ramps for individuals as young as 3 years old and as mature as 90 years old. We have a non-discrimination policy that we strictly adhere to. We strive to be Jesus' hands and feet to everyone that we serve. Since 2010, our organization has constructed over 550 ramps for our clients.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Chris Sharpe

Main address

P.O. Box 1626

Lexington, SC 29071 USA

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EIN

27-2111013

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

EmmanuWheel has been addressing safe access/egress issues for clients in Lexington and Richland Counties since 2010. Our organization recently added a build team in Saluda County as well. We construct handicap ramps for individuals who cannot otherwise get safely into and out of their homes. Our target population are those mobility-challenged individuals who fall at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines and cannot afford the cost of materials or construction.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ramp Builds

Build wheelchair ramps for those in need.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Older adults, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our goal is to serve more clients each year than we did the year before.

Number of facilities improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Ramp Builds

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each wheelchair ramp that is built is an improvement to the home because it provides a better degree of mobility and a better quality of life for the home's occupants.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Ramp Builds

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our ramp building teams have increased in numbers of volunteers over the past several years with one of our church partners creating a second and then third team.

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Ramp Builds

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Every year we reach out to foundations and organizations that might be interested in helping us achieve our mission of providing safer access to their homes for mobility challenged individuals.

Number of partner churches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Ramp Builds

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Ramp Builds

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provided more access ramps during 2023 than we have ever provided on a yearly basis.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Ramp Builds

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We would like to increase the number of ramps built each year and be able to complete them more quickly from time of request.
We would like to add more ramp teams who are actively involved on a monthly basis.

We plan to continue our program of identifying the need, meeting with the individuals, designing the best possible ramp, and building it. In order to make this happen in a timely manner, we plan to develop more build teams from other churches and organizations. With an increase in the number of ramps we build will also come a need for increased funding and the development of a strategy for identifying new sources of funding.

We have key leaders that are capable of training other teams and team leaders. We continue to seek out willing new teams. We also have become more successful in identifying new funding sources in the past couple of years.

We have built over 450 ramps since 2010 and our goal remains to complete more ramps each year than the year before. We have been able to recruit additional teams and provide training for them to become self-sufficient. We continue to share our mission with other churches and organizations who show an interest in being a part of EmmanuWheel. We have collaborated with the local Habitat for Humanity and HomeWorks organizations to build wheelchair ramps for their clients.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EMMANUWHEEL

Board of directors
as of 02/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Groomes

Retired Military/OSHA Safety Officer

Term: 2023 - 2025

Tom Dominick

retired chemical engineer

Donna Groomes

retired accountant

Elizabeth Hay

Commercial Metals Company

Ed Martel

Business Owner

Les Groom

Retired Military/Sales

Franco Shaw

Business Owner

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/16/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/16/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.