BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Local nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge receives funding to build a community park.

The grant is from Republic Serivces, Inc. Charitable Foundation’s National Neighborhood Promise® program.

“We believe it is essential to invest in the communities where our customers and employees live and work, so it’s a privilege to support proven organizations delivering critical resources locally,” said Jon Vander Ark, president and chief executive officer, Republic Services. “These neighborhood revitalization projects strengthen both our communities and business for the long-term, which is why we’ve embedded charitable giving into Republic’s sustainability goals.” 

According to Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge, the park will feature a community garden, stormwater control features, a pavilion, art installations, and seating.

“We’re so grateful that this partnership means we can finally make the Plank Road EcoPark a reality,” said Bret Pinson, executive director of Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge. “Rebuilding Together, the Republic Services Charitable Foundation and our partners at Build Baton Rouge all recognize the immense value this project has for the local community– not only as a community gathering space for all to enjoy, but also as a community garden, with the opportunity to implement tangible climate mitigation tactics such as stormwater control features that will make our community greener for years to come.”  

Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge offers home repair services for elderly or disabled low-income homeowners and revitalizes communities. Within the Baton Rouge area, the organization has completed over 126,000 projects valued at $1.2 billion.

For more about Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge, click here.