The Village of White Pigeon has received a matching grant from the White Pigeon Area Community Foundation in support of a sidewalk project aimed at improving pedestrian safety along US 12 in White Pigeon.
"In the last several years, along US Highway 12, there have been incidents where tragedy has resulted from people being forced to walk in the roadway, due to there not being sidewalks available," explained Village representatives in their grant application to the Community Foundation. "The Village, with the best interest of our community in mind, would like to add sidewalks for safe travel along US Highway 12, west of the railroad tracks."
The total cost of the project is $35,000. Until August 20, the White Pigeon Area Community Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match on all gifts made in support of the project up to $17,500. The money will be utilized after the Michigan Department of Transport (MDOT) and Grand Elk Railroad put in a sidewalk structure over the railroad at both entities own expense, which the organizations have agreed to do.
Anyone who wishes to contribute to this project can make a gift online by scanning the QR code below or by clicking here. Gifts may also be mailed directly to the White Pigeon Area Community Foundation at 310 N. Franks Avenue, Sturgis, MI 49091.
"With this grant, the Village of White Pigeon would be grateful to improve the safety for everyone in our community," says Mayor Tyler Royce. "It is our vision to continue to make improvements that will benefit our Village for years to come."