In the midst of replacing an outdated swing set at Richardson Park earlier this year, Lexington Public Works was approached by Rockbridge Disability Services Board, who offered to help fund an additional swing seat that would be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for playground equipment in public recreation. Joan Manley of Rockbridge Disability Services Board applied for and received a grant from the Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Bath and Alleghany for $500 to assist with the purchase of the new ADA swing seat at Richardson Park.
“We have been working hard with donors to bring more funds to the community for various projects. CFRBA believes in the mission of Rockbridge Disability Services Board. We are pleased to be a part of this important accomplishment.” said Lori Turner, Executive Director of CFRBA.
A dedication of the swing seat in honor of the community donations will take place at Richardson Park on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend.
About Rockbridge Disability Services Board
The Mission of the Rockbridge Disability Services Board is to identify accessibility obstacles and recommend appropriate modifications to government and businesses. The Board is comprised of local residents and liaisons from local governments.
About Community Foundation for Rockbridge Bath & Alleghany
As one of thousands of independent community foundations operating across the country, the CFRBA helps individuals and organizations establish endowed funds. The Foundation then assists donors in carrying out their philanthropic goals in perpetuity by using the earnings from these endowments to make grants back to community non-profit organizations.