Bridging the Gap benefits disabled Mississippians - - Jackson, MS

Bridging the Gap benefits disabled Mississippians

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VICKSBURG, MS (WLBT) – They walked in honor of a veteran Saturday morning in the River City during the annual "Bridging the Gap" fundraiser.

Living Independence For Everyone held the 5-K run/walk on the historic Mississippi River Bridge.

More than 100 people walked, strolled or rolled across the old river bridge to help benefit Mississippians with disabilities.

All proceeds will go to purchase services to allow the disabled to live more independently in their homes and communities.

Volunteers with the Americorp National Civilian Community Corp are currently building wheelchair ramps for those in need in central Mississippi.

"If you've never been on this old historic Mississippi River Bridge you need to come out and participate in this just for the view alone and then the added benefit is that you get to serve people with disabilities at the same time," said Living Independence For Everyone of Mississippi Executive Director Christy Dunaway.

The event is in its third year.

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