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WCDC to See Improvements Thanks in Part to Riverboat Foundation

Posted: Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Clients at WCDC will soon have an easier and safer way to access the facility with a new sheltered entrance, funded in part by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. WCDC was awarded $29,757 at the fall grant presentation for the project. Dave Hoffman with WCDC explains the scope of work, “We are putting a pavilion on the front of our WCDC building out on West 5th. It is to provide shelter for rain, inclement weather for the clients when they’re coming off the bus or going to the bus. It’s going to be a 40-foot by 28-foot pavilion that the busses, the minibusses will be able to drive underneath so the clients don’t get wet, with snow and sleet they won’t slip. So we’re really excited about it.” The project was made possible with the donation of a $10,000 annuity from the family of Dan Moeller.

Hoffman adds it will be beneficial to those with mobility difficulties, “A lot of times when our clients are going to the bus they’re in a wheelchair or they’re slow moving, if you’ve got rain or snow it’s very difficult to get on that bus in a hurry when it’s pouring rain. So it’ll really help them. And then also it will be available so they can sit under it for shade, there’ll be benches under it. So, it’s just for a great cause.” Construction is expected to start in the spring. In total the Riverboat Foundation awarded 41 grants for over $1 million this fall.