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Huge Thanks to AARP

1 week ago

We’re thrilled to announce that we are a recipient of a 2024 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 343 grantees selected (out of 3,300+ applications!) from across all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Thanks to the generous support of AARP and Toyota Motor North America, we will be spending the summer creating safety and walkability improvements in Jenkins, Kentucky, including sidewalk repairs and upgrades, as well as an art installation project commemorating the 2022 flood. These improvements will be unveiled during Jenkins Days at the end of August!

The AARP Community Challenge grant program funds innovative, quick-action projects that inspire change in areas such as public places; housing; transportation; digital connectivity; community resilience; and more. With additional funding support provided by Toyota Motor North America, the program is also increasing its investment in pedestrian safety projects that will improve streets and sidewalks, create vibrant pedestrian infrastructure, engage community members and much more. 

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WMMT in the News

Our restorative radio program, “Calls From Home,” was mentioned recently in Inquest. Have a read: "Big-Screen Abolition."

Also, if you are a regular listener of WMMT, be sure to fill out the listener survey, which will be live through August 31: This is your chance to provide input on what you love and what you’d like to see more of!

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