Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

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Halifax Rowing Association (HRA) has received a $5,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the Reeve Foundation has awarded 2,205 grants totaling nearly $17 million since 1999.

Halifax Rowing Association, located in Daytona Beach, will use the grant funds to begin construction of an Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) compliant dock giving adaptive rowers the independence to row with dignity.  HRA needs an additional $25,000 to complete an ADA compliant Dock to accommodate Volusia County’s high concentration (33 percent) of people living with disabilities.

“We are thrilled to be able to align with organizations that believe in our mission and the ability for those living with paralysis to achieve fulfillment,’’ said Niketa Sheth, senior vice president of Quality of Life of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

For more information about HRA, visit halifaxrowing.org or call 386-248-0502.

Additional information on the Reeve Foundation is available at www.christopherreeve.org.

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