As spring slowly makes its appearance back in Connecticut, attention returns to the work underway at the Veterans Home and Hospital Healing Garden. A great deal of progress has been made, but there is still a substantial amount of work to go. CTPA again turns to its membership, asking for assistance in bringing this great project to completion. This project is being done in support of those veterans who really need our help. Many of the veterans who will benefit from this project could use a gesture of kindness and of recognition for their contribution. Most at the Hospital are dealing with serious medical issues and other problems and so have something to gain from this lift in their lives.
The project plans call for 5 benches to be installed at separate points along the walkway. These benches are one of the ‘big tickets’ items remaining – the other being the fence that will be needed to keep folks in wheelchair safe from rolling down the hill. Each bench is estimated to cost $2,000 installed. CTPA is asking for individual donors to step up and purchase one of these benches. If the donor chooses, each donor will be recognized through a plaque attached to that bench. Each donor will also be recognized at the ceremony announcing the completion of the project.
CTPA members have already been generous in donating to the project, by providing funds for plant materials and other needed supplies. These donations are deeply appreciated – please keep them coming. The five trees have already been donated and will be installed later this spring.
Thank you again to all who have been helping in so many ways on this project. Anyone wishing to donate should contact Cathy Dvorsky at the CTPA office, either by phone (203-484-2512) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Donors can donate online (ctpa.org) or may choose to send a donation directly, to:
PO Box 1946
Wallingford, CT 06492
Please make checks out to the CTPA and indicate that the donation is for the Veterans Home and Hospital Garden Fund.
CTPA is a 501-c-3 non-profit. All donations are fully tax deductible.