TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A local and international organization has teamed up to help people who suffer from brain related injuries.
The Pilot Club of Tupelo held an art show downtown at the GumTree Museum of Art.
The longterm goal of the club is to raise enough funds to cover the cost of constructing a new handicap accessible playground.
The exact location of the new playground is to be determined later but for now members of the Pilot Club are holding a series of fundraisers so that enough money can be raised for the project.
The idea behind a new public accessible playground for handicap children to play on came after touring a similar playground at an area facility.
"We visited there brand new playground at the Region Rehab for there children," adds Sherry Pittman, project chair Pilot Club of Tupelo. "It was so mind boggling. We decided this is what we needed to do and make it a public accessible playground to all children in Tupelo."
"I teach within the Tupelo Public School District so I know that there are children in our area that desperately need this," added Amanda Young, president of the Pilot Club Tupelo Chapter. "[The kids] would really enjoy being able to go to the playground and play just like everyone else does."
The goal is to raise between $80,000 and $100,000 over a years time in order to cover the projected cost of the new playground.