WesleyLife Recieves $500K Praire Meadows Legacy Grant

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(Johnston, IA) -- WesleyLife is receiving a $500,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant.

"We’re honored to receive this generous gift and grateful that Prairie Meadows is supporting this effort in such a meaningful way," says WesleyLife Vice President of Philanthropy Sophia S. Ahmad in a press release. She says the funds will help the organization develop a building at 3206 University Avenue in the Drake University neighborhood of Des Moines.

"Developing the new campus will allow us to triple meal capacity and offer programming to combat isolation in older adults and military veterans of all ages. The legacy grant makes a tremendous difference in our ability to serve these deserving populations," says Ahmad.

The new building will feature a hydroponic garden, growing the Meals on Wheels kitchen by 65%. The meal-production capacity will increase by more than 3,000 meals per day. WesleyLife also plans on including offices and meeting spaces to offer multi-generational programming to help combat social isolation.

"We are honored to be included with these other landmark initiatives, which speaks to Prairie Meadows generosity and recognition of WesleyLife’s proven track record to serve and impact our community," says Ahmad. "We look forward to a long partnership with Prairie Meadows that will benefit residents of Des Moines and surrounding communities for generations to come.”

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