JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Jordan Patch the Owner of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, presented a check to the HCA in Johnson City.
The check was the proceeds from the parks Ava’s Little Heroes fundraiser that took place in September, a total of $42,500 was raised.
The money will help the HCA provide additional services for children with disabilities.
Of the $42,500 raised, a portion of it totaling $15,000 will also go to the Discovery Center to help with HCA services.
“The gift to the HCA we know will help support a lot of their services at their Johnson City location and their growth and plans for the future. A specific portion of the 42 thousand some odd dollars gifted today, 15 thousand of it actually will be going to the discovery center and that’s actually for the HCA services they provide up there.” said Jordan Patch.
The HCA has been providing services to the disabled population since 1947, it started as a small preschool for special needs children and has since evolved into a larger organization serving people with disabilities of all ages.
Programs the HCA provides includes 15 residential group homes, 10 integrated preschool classrooms as well as respite, habilitation, counseling, employment and self-directed services.