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Bob Kulbacki, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Nick Bohl, General Manager, of COGENTRIX / Effingham County Power, Bonnie Rachael founder and executive director of Faith Equestrian Therapectic Center, and Lori Middleton, Plant Administrator of COGENTRIX / Effingham County Power
COGENTRIX / Effingham County Power Donates $7,000 to Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
(EFFINGHAM COUNTY) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center received a $7,000 donation from the Effingham County Power on December 19, 2017.
The center helps to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through the power of the horse. The program serves children ages 4 to 18 with all types of challenges including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.
“Fundraisers and donations cover all the costs for a child to participate in our program,” said Bonnie Rachael, the program’s founder and executive director.
The therapeutic center opened in 2006 with only two students, three horses and a $25,000 budget. Today, the program has expanded to serve more than 125 participants from Chatham, Effingham and surrounding counties. It has a $200,000 budget, eleven horses, two instructors and more than 60 volunteers.
The center is accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl.), which reports some of the benefits of equine assisted activities and therapies on their website (www.pathintl.org).
“We are excited to donate this check to Faith Equestrian because we believe in the work that they do in bettering the lives of children with challenges in our community,” says Nicholas Bohl, General Manager at Effingham County Power.ABOUT COGENTRIX
Cogentrix is a leading independent power producer with a long track record of successfully acquiring, developing, constructing, operating, improving and divesting power generation assets. Consistent with its engineering origins and culture, Cogentrix maintains a disciplined and well-designed approach to asset improvement.
ABOUT EFFINGHAM COUNTY POWER LLC.
Effingham County Power was commissioned in 2003 and is a 525 MW two-on-one combined cycle power plant. The combustion turbines are General Electric 7FA units; the heat recovery steam generators were supplied by Nooter/Eriksen and the 190 MW steam turbine was supplied by Toshiba.
ABOUT FAITH EQUESTRIAN THERAPEUTIC CENTER
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, located at 243 Appaloosa Way in Guyton, GA. 31312. For more information, visit https://faithetc.org. (912) 728-3728