YMCA receives Quality of Life Grant

YMCA receives Quality of Life Grant

PAWTUCKET – The YMCA of Pawtucket announces that it has been awarded $25,000 as part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center 2021 1st Cycle Direct Effect Quality of Life grants.

Sixty-seven grants totaling $1,305,579 were awarded. The Quality of Life Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis.

The YMCA of Pawtucket will use the grant to purchase wheelchairs for its basketball program, as well as a Functional Electrical Stimulation bike for the fitness center. FES bikes allow people with little or no voluntary leg movement to pedal a stationary leg-cycle called an ergometer.