Tech Authority Kicks Off Campaign!

   (Reidsville, N.C.) – The City of Reidsville and Aging, Disability & Transit Services of Rockingham County (ADTS) are excited to announce collaborative programming and fundraising efforts for the new Senior Center/Adult Day facility, currently under construction on Washington Avenue in Reidsville. In support of this first-of-its-kind project, we are also pleased to share that Tech Authority, a Rockingham County-based technology consulting firm has pledged a $13,000 contribution to kick-off the campaign.
   In 2014 the City of Reidsville and ADTS entered into a partnership to support Rockingham County’s growing senior population and their families. To address this critical need, the city is constructing a 25,000-sq-ft. facility known as The Depot that will serve as the “hub” for supports and services for seniors throughout the aging process.  Approximately 18,000 square feet of the new building will house operations for the Reidsville Senior Center with the remaining space leased by ADTS for their Adult Day/Health programming and Meals with Friends, a congregate nutrition program for older adults. Additionally, distribution for the Reidsville Meals on Wheels routes will originate at The Depot.
   The City of Reidsville and ADTS are working jointly on a fundraising campaign to raise a minimum of $1 million to offset construction costs. The Reidsville Area Foundation awarded the city a grant matching dollar-for-dollar the first $150,000 of all non-governmental donations. Tech Authority’s gift means $26,000 has now been secured. Tech Authority President, Peter McKinnon shared why they decided to support this endeavor. “Tech Authority wanted to support The Depot because we realize the generation that will benefit from these programs and space gave of themselves without ever asking ‘what’s in it for me?’”  McKinnon adds, “Many older adults have suffered a loss whether it is a lifetime spouse or child. If they can come here and find another connection or fill the void, then that is only a small thank you for all that they have done to make ours, the Greatest Nation. Tech Authority has been blessed with a thriving business and it is our duty to give back.”
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For more information about fundraising possibilities, contact Julie Talbert, Development Officer, ADTS, at 336-394-1313 or email her at jtalbert@adtsrc.org.