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Grants Fund New Garden, Trail Improvements

Livable Drawing

Five West Virginia entities received 2023 AARP Community Challenge grants. Among the winning projects:

  • The National Coal Heritage Area Authority won $12,425 to develop a “Hike Into History” guide for visitors to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, and to install exhibits and benches along selected trails.
  • Heart + Hand Outreach Ministries was awarded $2,500 to develop a community garden in South Charleston, with the produce to be distributed to low-income older adults.
  • Marion County Senior Center received $18,431 to buy and install outdoor fitness equipment at two locations along the Joel McCann Memorial Trail.

Learn more about AARP’s grant program and see the full list of the winners at

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