Human Services


Quick Facts

Lexington, SC


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.

Ruling Year


Board Chairman

Rick Chamberlain

Main Address

P.O. Box 1626

Lexington, SC 29071 USA


Wheelchair ramps





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

EmmanuWheel has been addressing safe access/egress issues for clients in Lexington and Richland Counties since 2010. We construct handicap ramps, stairs, porches and decks for individuals who cannot otherwise get safely into and out of their homes.

Our programs

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

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Ramp Builds

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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 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 measure the lag time between requests for ramps and ramp completion. We also track the number of requests in the queue. When the number of available teams matches the number of needed ramps and the lag time disappears, we will know that we have accomplished our goal. In the interim, we believe that progress is shown after each ramp build - no matter how large or small - by the client having safe access to enter and leave their home.

We have built over 300 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.

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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?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?