Otto Bremer Trust Awards Grant to ExercisAbilities to Improve Parking Lot Safety for Participants with Disabilities:
Otto Bremer Trust Awards Grant to ExercisAbilities to Improve Parking Lot Safety for Participants with Disabilities
Rochester Asphalt and Concrete to Begin Construction this Week
Rochester, MN – July 24, 2019— ExercisAbilities, Inc announced that they received a generous grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, enabling them to grow their impact on the community by improving health for all with their programs and services for specialized rehabilitation, health, and fitness.
“A portion of this grant makes it possible for us to assure that our participants feel safe coming to ExercisAbilities”, said Melanie Brennan, DPT, CEO and Founder. Dr Brennan reports that a portion of the grant will pay for much needed improvements to the safety of the front parking lot. “Last year, a car accidently ran through our building and destroyed my office. I would have been badly injured if I would have been at work that day. Thankfully, we will now be able to add reinforced bollards to the front of our building to protect our clients inside.” The improvements will also include an improve handicap ramp and a new exit to improve traffic flow and overall parking and customer safety.
ExercisAbilities is working together with a local contractor, Rochester Asphalt and Concrete, that has done many projects such as this and they have a reputation of doing quality parking lot design and construction. Vice President of Community Engagement Kenneth Bush says, “We see it as an honor to work with such a fine organization that cares about our community, so it was something we wanted to be a part of.”
Construction will begin Friday, July 26th. ExercisAbilities and Rochester Asphalt and Concrete plan to host a community open house and Grand Re-Opening following the completion of work. Rochester Asphalt and Concrete and Virgil’s Auto Clinic and Towing are also Platinum Sponsors of ExercisAbilities Fall Fundraising Event, Family Adventure Day.
About ExercisAbilities: Founded in 2011, ExercisAbilities, Inc. is a nonprofit community organization serving individuals with physical rehabilitation and specialized fitness needs in the Rochester area. The company offers a wide range of programs and services that all work toward a common goal of improved health and wellness for all ages. Their mission is to inspire individual of all ages and levels of ability to reach their full potential. For more on ExercisAbilities, go to www.exercisabilities.org.
About Otto Bremer Trust: The Otto Bremer Trust, based in St. Paul, MN, is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a Successful banker and community business leader. OBT owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The mission of OBT is to invest in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Since its inception, OBT has invested more than $700 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin. Visit ottobremer.org for more information.
About: Rochester Asphalt & Concrete is a family owned business who care about our community and the safety of all its citizens. We have been in business for 20 years and is owned by the Johnson Brothers Matt & Royal, Kenneth Bush serves as Vice President of business development & community engagement for our firm. Our business is a leader in the in asphalt and concrete as we have worked with many of Rochester’s leading companies and organizations we specialize in residential & commercial parking lots, driveways road construction, exterior design and rehabilitation of concrete and asphalt site construction.
About: Virgil’s Auto Clinic & Towing has been a Rochester institution for more than 65 years. In SE Minnesota Virgils is the preferred AAA provider. We offer complete full service for your automotive, battery service, light duty, heavy duty towing and preventative maintence and management of corporate fleet vehicles such as Mayo Clinic and other local, regional companies. We are more than just your typical service shop as we wow our clients with exceptional customer service and consumer awareness. Serving people is the heart of our business at Virgils. We are happy to help and are here for those visiting our community.
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