Royal Pines Recovery Center received an unexpected blessing to help maintenance get a little easier around the rural facility!

American Legion Post 255 donated a John Deere riding lawn mower to the facility which currently sits on 2 acres.  Previously, the clients and staff of the facility IMG_0054used a couple of push mowers in order to get the job done when mowing the grass.

So how did American Legion learn about such a great need at the facility?

Joyce Krigbaum, an instructor who teaches classes for the Ready to Work program at Royal Pines learned of the need through the clients one day during class.  “I just felt bad watching them [clients] push the lawn mowers that would often breakdown and hard to get them to start back up.”   After discussing the issue with her husband who is a member of the American Legion Post 255, he along with other members decided to come to the rescue.

The American Legion is a nonprofit, war-time veterans community service organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.  Royal Pines also has veterans currently in their program which was another connection that both organizations have.  In a brief presentation, Royal Pines clients and staff expressed how truly grateful they were.