ADA Railcar Challenge Grant Progress Reaches 67% of Goal
At the end of 2014 the Society announced a $25,000 challenge grant to raise an additional $100,000. This will apply to the completion of renovations of our ADA Wheelchair Accessible Railcar project. After the initial purchase, weather-proofing the exterior, fabricating a door opening, installing a roll up door and installing a lift donated by the Braun Corporation, we have identified $150,000 as the total required to finish the interior and put the ADA train car back on the rails. To date, we have receive matching grants totaling $67,000 towards the $100,000 challenge. We are targeting additional grant opportunities to complete the challenge.
Matching donors include The Meijer Foundation, Ed & Nancy Hanenburg Fund and The Coopersville Area Community Foundation. Please thank them for contributing to make wheelchair accessible recreation a reality in West Michigan.