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Increased accessibility

31-member congregation raised $60,000 to make building handicap accessible.
By Staff Writer
Fall 2014 8.15.14

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First Unitarian Church of Sioux City, Iowa, installed an elevator and created an accessible restroom after someone who uses a wheelchair joined the congregation. The lay-led congregation, which has 31 pledging units, spent $60,000 on the renovations, with $10,000 coming from a Missouri River Historical Development grant and $3,000 from a Chalice Lighters grant through the MidAmerica Region. A member bequeathed $8,000. The rest was raised or borrowed by the congregation.

This article appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of UU World (page 45). See sidebar for links to related resources.

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