Amramp Provides the Gift of Accessibility for National Holiday Tradition

BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the second consecutive year, Amramp, the nation's leading provider of accessibility solutions and modular wheelchair ramp systems, is proudly providing ramps for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree tour, enabling those with mobility-challenged disabilities to participate in this nearly 50-year-old national tradition.

Harvested from the White River National Forest near Meeker, Colo.,this decorated icon will journey 5,000 miles across the nation with 'companion' trees and more than 5,000 handmade ornaments created by Coloradoan children with the tree's theme of "Celebrating the Great Outdoors." Along the way, the tree will visit over 20 communities allowing the public to view the 73-foot tree while helping to promote a message of sustainable forestry and collecting gifts for underprivileged children.

Amramp's involvement with the Capitol Christmas Tree Tour furthers the company's mission to give back to communities across the country. Amramp's ramp system will ensure that Capitol Tree events across the country will be fully accessible and ADA-compliant, allowing each visitor the chance to experience the holiday tradition and festivities.

Katherine Keeley, owner of Amramp Denver, and her team trained U.S. Forestry personnel to set up and break down the steel-mesh platforms and wheelchair ramp systems at each stop across the country, from Meeker, CO to Washington, D.C., where the tree will be decorated with the children's ornaments. House Speaker John Boehner and a child from Colorado will light the tree in early December on the Capitol lawn, where it will remain throughout the season.

"Amramp is dedicated to making sure that every American who wants to participate in this nationally unifying journey can do so," said Julian Gordon, Amramp's founder and president. "We are passionate and proud to be part of such a wonderful tradition."

Amramp manufactures and delivers steel ramps for disabled access to residential, commercial and municipal buildings and rents ramps for special events. Its 45 franchises in the United States and Canada erect low-cost modular ramps for rent or sale usually within 24-48 hours.

Maintaining a relentless commitment to surrounding cities, Amramp participates in ongoing philanthropy and neighborhood outreach. In its 14 years, Amramp has a history of working closely with organizations such as Rebuilding Together, the ALS Society, Homes for Our Troops, Wounded Warriors Program, Volunteers of America and NeighborWorks America.

About Amramp

For more than a decade, Amramp has been serving the non-weight bearing population with the satisfaction of easy accessibility to and from destinations and in-home mobility with exceptional products, superior customer service and unique distribution method via invested franchise partners. Amramp operates the largest steel-manufacturing factory in Boston with 30-50 hands-on employees and ships parts to local and regional stocking warehouses across the country ensuring availability within 24-48 hours. Both environmentally and socially responsible, Amramp uses 100 percent recyclable steel and partners with local operations to increase accessibility for the most vulnerable of the population. Amramp also has a history of working closely with organizations such as Rebuilding Together, the ALS Society, Homes for Our Troops, Wounded Warriors Program, Volunteers of America and NeighborWorks America. For more information on Amramp, please call (888) 715-7598 or visit www.amramp.com.

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