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Patriot Provides $50,000 in Support of Franklin County Leg Up Farm Capital Campaign

Patriot Federal Credit Union hosted the Greater Chambersburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s October 17, 2019 Mixer at the Wayne Avenue Branch, located at 800 Wayne Avenue, Chambersburg. Attendees enjoyed networking with local businesses and community leaders and celebrated the Franklin County Leg Up Farm Capital Campaign. “It’s always a great honor to partner with our Chamber to facilitate networking for business and community leaders,” said Brad R. Warner, President/CEO of Patriot. “Also, the evening was extra special with the community celebration and support for the Franklin County Leg Up Farm project to be built in Fayetteville. Our $50,000 commitment to Leg Up Farm is also a commitment to the health needs of children, their families and the economic development and quality of life in Franklin County.” Leg Up Farm, headquartered in York County, is a non-profit therapy center serving children with special needs. Combining a state of the art medical setting with a child-friendly environment that caters to both children and their families. Annually, over 700 infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 21 are served at their Mount Wolf location. “Leg Up Farm is grateful to Patriot Federal Credit Union for their early support of this project,” said Tom O’Connor, President of Leg Up Farm. “We are looking forward to opening the doors to the Franklin County community and providing a high level of care to those in need. We are confident that businesses and individuals throughout the area will join Patriot’s lead and contribute to this capital campaign.” In 2017, Leg Up Farm announced plans for a Franklin County location expected to serve about the same number of children annually as the Mount Wolf location. Located at 3720 Mont Alto Road in Fayetteville, the campus will provide physical, occupational and speech therapy, behavioral health services and therapeutic horsemanship on 16 acres donated by White Rock, Inc., developer of the Penn National golf course community. “I visited Leg Up Farm in York and saw an environment that embraced therapy, learning, caring and fun,” said Patti Nitterhouse, Vice President, White Rock, Inc. “I saw the results of the work and realized how many families benefited and what a difference this kind of facility would make in our community, right here in Franklin County. Dennis (Zimmerman) and I decided we can help make this happen in our community” The center is expected to employ 25 to 40 people and will coordinate services with local school districts. In 2018, Leg Up Farm received a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP) gran from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Franklin County Leg Up Farm capital campaign has currently reached over $1.3 million or their $7.1 million fundraising goal. “Leg Up Farm has been a tremendous asset to York County as they provide therapy to children with special needs in a unique and engaging environment, said Pennsylvania state Rep. Rob Kauffman. “Our community is excited to have them expand their mission to serve Franklin County families and I am pleased to be part of this effort in securing state dollars to partner in this important project.”

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