Milton is strong. Milton is always willing to reach out to help people in the community.

Mario Chagas’ middle name is Milton. The name Milton is quite common in Brazil. “In Brazil” he said, “everyone including my Mom always called me Milton!”

He lives in Milton Ontario, is a local contractor and owns and manages MC Trim.

Mario’s Facebook profile states: ‘We are passionate about the work we undertake and are happy to discuss your project and requirements. We provide the best carpenter and trim service. No job is too big. No space is too small. No project is the same.’

About a year ago a local contractor reached out to Mario about a wheelchair ramp that was required for a local family.

“This proved to be a little intricate” said Mario, “because of town bylaws”. Then with 4 other local contractors: Dalton Cole, Michael Padillo, John Carty and Brendon Lis, they worked on the project for free, donating their time and energy.

Lisa Dreher wanted someone to build a ramp. She had the materials but was looking for someone to build it. Lisa’s 7 year old son Meric needed the ramp for his wheelchair. Up until the age of 4 he developed normally but then Battens disease affected his brain. Meric can’t manage online learning and so attends the Special Needs class at Tiger Jit Singh School. He now weighs 71 lb and Lisa has difficulty carrying him. She asked for help on the Facebook Milton Strong Group.

Mario contacted her. He said “We’re going to get it done.” and was there the very next day.

Dads of Milton (DOM) donated any help and extra supplies as well as $2300 on top for anything else she needed.

The town of Milton has numerous caring groups that are committed to helping people in the community in many different ways. DOM is one such group to which Mario belongs. The group does charity work. Every summer they raise money through soft ball tournaments. Last summer they also built a backyard ramp for a local disabled man. They donated their labour and DOM raised the $$ for materials.

Mario has recently had surgery and chemo for colon cancer. He worked on the ramp outside in the cold while awaiting the treatment. He has now a clean bill of health.

“We’re blessed to work within our own town and help our neighbours who need help.” Mario said.

Milton is fortunate to have Mario Milton Chagas, the DOM and all the compassionate people who live in this town.

“Mario did all of this for Meric and myself despite going through his own health challenges! ” said Lisa Dreher  “He made sure everything was done before going for his surgery and was even checking in on us from the hospital! He’s the most selfless and caring man and we’re incredibly lucky to have him on Meric’s team”


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