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For Immediate Release

Plymouth Congregational Supports Respite

Church Gives $1,500 Grant

Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 20, 2020

Media Contact:
Janet Schutte
jschutte@esarc.org
260.456.4534 ext. 344

Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana has received a grant of $1,500 from the Benevolence Committee of Plymouth Congregational Church to support respite services.

Respite services provide a break for caregivers of individuals with disabilities, and Easterseals Arc is the only provider in Allen County with a house dedicated to respite services. The grant from Plymouth Congregational Church provides funds for yard games, board games, DVDs, video games, and sensory items such as a bean bag chair, weighted blankets, textured items, sensory lights, and a sound machine to provide white noise.

The respite house has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic but is scheduled to reopen June 1 with new procedures and capacity limits.

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