I recently visited Palmer Rapids, making a stop at the Community Wesleyan Church to see how a federal grant will benefit physically disabled visitors and parishioners.
One of the great teachings of the Bible is ‘Treat others as you want to be treated.’ The Community Wesleyan Church is taking that lesson to heart, by providing VIP-like treatment to its guests who need barrier-free access.
For just $32,000 – $21,000 from the Federal Enabling Accessibility Fund – the Community Wesley Church will be upgrading its already accessible entry road by reinforcing it, and continuing to provide a valet drive-up service for visitors with disabilities.
Living with a physical disability can be hard on body and spirit. By going the extra mile with a door-to-door valet service, the Community Wesleyan Church is showing their support for the struggles Canadians living with disabilities go through.
The EAF supports community-based projects across Canada which improves accessibility, remove barriers, and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities. The EAF was established in 2008 to help fund small projects in communities across Canada to improve physical accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Established by the previous Conservative Government in 2008, the Enabling Accessibility Program has provided funding to nearly a hundred projects in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. To learn more about the Enabling Accessibility Program visit cherylgallant.com/programs or contact my office to receive updates on future calls for proposals.