Picture of Grant Recipient - August 2020

Wayne Committee for Crippled Children and Adults receives grant

The Wayne County Committee for Crippled Children and Adults received a $10,000 grant from the Raymond and Pauline Croskey Memorial Fund to purchase equipment to assist residents with mobility concerns.

“The committee is grateful for this generous gift,” President Titus Yoder said. “We were able to put the money to use right away by purchasing a custom-made stair lift for a local man.”

The committee relies solely on donations from individuals, businesses, clubs and grants to fund the services it provides to Wayne County residents.

“I’m very appreciative of the assistance from the organization,” said Casey Followay, who received the stair lift. “(The stair lift) gives me the chance to be more independent and to have freedom to do things on my own.”

Followay has spina bifida and is wheelchair bound.

The custom stair lift was constructed by Buckeye Home Modifications LLC. The company has been a valuable partner with the Wayne County Committee for Crippled Children and Adults.

“We are honored to help this individual acquire additional independence in his new home,” a spokesperson for Buckeye Home Modifications said.

The Wayne County Community Foundation administers the Raymond and Pauline Croskey Memorial Fund.

Published 8/21/2020 -- Wooster Weekly News/Bargain Hunter