Grants to Middletown organizations to support community development

October 30, 2018 by  

The Rhode Island Foundation recently awarded several organizations in Middletown grants totaling $30,000 to support special project in various communities.

A grant of $10,000 was given to the Middletown Tree Association for the completion of a plan for planting trees in Middletown Valley park. Chair of the Middletown Tree Commission, Karen Day, said that planting trees in this park will enable visitors and residents to enjoy and walk through an enhanced open space. The trees will also help to contain storm water runoff and offer a habitat for wildlife and birds.

Another $10,000 was given to Lucy’s Hearth of Middletown to build a bicycle area that would include a rain and sun shelter and secured bicycle corrals. The program director at the organization, Jennifer Barrera, said that although the organization’s primary goal is to support homeless people and provide services to improve their health and wellbeing, this area will be available for use by all those in the community who support Lucy’s Hearth and its residents.

Finally, $10,000 was given to the Town of Middletown to sponsor its eight-week summer music program at the beach, which also has five community fire pits.

Flyer printing companies can be used so that residents of the community become aware of such projects and are able to make best use of them.

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