Ray of Hope – One man's dream. Hundreds served.

Jimmy Ray was quiet, shy, and humble, but even the most unassuming people have burning passions in their hearts. Jimmy’s was for the disabled, those in northwest Florida who were stuck inside their homes because they could not afford to have wheelchair ramps built. That bothered Jimmy to his core. He began constructing wheelchair ramps with the help of his wife and young daughter, and along the way, a church ministry was born.

It became Jimmy’s mission in life. Men, women, and children volunteered. Money and materials were donated. More than five hundred lives were changed forever. In Ray of Hope, Jimmy’s passion is revealed by family, friends, and more than a dozen people who received wheelchair ramps when they had nowhere else to turn.

All profits from the sale of this book go directly to the Ray of Hope wheelchair ramp ministry to support future wheelchair ramp builds.

Gary Lloyd

About Gary Lloyd (Birmingham, Alabama Author)

Gary Lloyd

Gary Lloyd has been a reporter and editor at newspapers and magazines in Mississippi and Alabama. He grew up in Trussville, Alabama, and earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Alabama in 2009.

He is the author of six books:

-Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History (2014) -Deep Green (2016) -Heart of the Plate (2016) -Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South (2017) -Ray of Hope (2018) -Sonny Days: Struggles, Scenery and Solace with the World's Strangest Shelter Dog (2020)

He lives in Trussville, Alabama, with his wife, Jessica, and their two dogs, Abby and Sonny.