FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Just seven miles north of Fulton, workers are constructing a one-of-a-kind ranch for adults who have special needs.
At 17 years old, Marcus Beard suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle wreck. He had to learn to do things like walk, talk and eat again. It was during those years that his mom, Renae Bennett, knew there was a need for a community for adults who have special needs.
A few days a week, several special needs adults will come together with volunteers and make pottery. The money raised from pottery sales will go to build Itawamba Crossroads Ranch. It’s a place several adults will soon call home.
WTVA anchor Alyssa Martin learned more about the ranch and the people behind it. Watch her story in the video above.
On its grounds, there will be a lodge, a multi-purpose building, and a place to learn life skills. Duplexes are under construction; the plan is to have the duplexes move-in-ready by the fall.
Itawamba Crossroads Ranch needs continued volunteer support. From donations and volunteering to purchasing pottery, all money will go to fund the ranch.
If you would like to donate, volunteer your time, gifts and talents, call Susan Sheffield at 662-891-7178. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail donations to:
Itawamba Crossroads Ranch
716 Airport Road
Fulton, MS 38843