Billy Austin Sidewalk Project

Billy Austin had a dream for a safe route to Maymont Park.  But the quadriplegic, who uses a computer to speak, needed help.  I joined other volunteers in establishing the Billy Austin Sidewalk Project.  As co-chair of the project, I helped shepherd the project through city, state, and federal agencies.  The project raised $123,000 through private donations and a successful federal grant application, which I helped write.  To support the grant application, I gathered letters of support from senators, congressmen, and other officials.  The result was the construction of an accessible sidewalk linking the Virginia Home, a nursing facility for adults with severe physical disabilities, and Maymont Park.  Please click on image to view sample pages from the grant.

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