AARP Funds Quick Action Community Project in Farmville to Make Community More Livable
AARP Virginia announced that Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity is a winner of the AARP Community Challenge. The challenge aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level by supporting quick action projects by local organizations.
“Thanks to the hard work and leadership of Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity, more members of the Charlotte County community will be able to live in their homes with independence and security,” said AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau. “AARP is excited to support this project.”
AARP Virginia will present a $6,000 check to Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity at 2 pm. Wednesday, September 27 at the ReStore, 1409 S. Main Street in Farmville.
The Farmville project funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. The project will focus on Charlotte County, a rural community with many older residents who are aging in place. Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity is helping restore homes that have been in families for generations and are in need of significant repairs. Funding will support a mobile repair trailer for storing and transporting tools including a pressure washer, ladders, hand tools and paint supplies.
“Great communities require careful planning and time,” said AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. “These quick action projects will give community leaders the motivation and momentum to create greater change.”
The Farmville program is one of 89 projects across the country that was funded as part of the AARP Community Challenge. All of the winning projects in this challenge will deliver on one or all of the following:
- Improve social connections through the built environment benefiting people of all ages and abilities in the community.
- Expand opportunities for all residents, such as job, volunteer, and educational/training opportunities.
- Drive inclusive community engagement and interaction across a diverse population.
For a complete list of the winners and projects, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge.
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