High Ridge Fire Department Donates $4,500 to Life Skills’ TouchPoint Autism Services
Recently, the High Ridge Fire Department hosted the second annual Firehouse 5K and 2-mile walk and raised $4,500 to donate to the Life Skills’ TouchPoint Autism Services division.
Despite the rain, more than 200 runners enjoyed a fun and exciting race with a fire truck air-horn start from the engine room of High Ridge Fire Station #1. Participants of all ages could be found along the course that travels west on High Ridge Boulevard from the Firehouse.
“We had a great morning,” said Micki Keim, Director of Development at Life Skills. “To see an entire community join forces, running and walking to raise money for people with autism spectrum disorders is inspiring. We’re thrilled to partner with the High Ridge Fire Department once again and accept the community’s generous donation.”
About Life Skills | Life Skills, a United Way agency, helps people with developmental disabilities – including autism – learn, live, work and participate in the community. The agency currently serves more than 4,200 individuals through three specific divisions:
Community Living, which helps people in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County find joy through learning skills to live and participate in the community;
Employment Services, which helps people in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County find empowerment and dignity through competitive, meaningful employment in the community; and
TouchPoint Autism Services, which helps more than 3,000 families in 95 counties across Missouri find help and hope for their loved ones with autism.
For more information, visit www.lifeskills-mo.org.
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 09:06 AM | Tags: Non-Profits