(Joplin, MO) – Lafayette House and Franklin Technology Center’s Adult Education welding program have partnered together to bring a secure place for Lafayette House clients to keep their bikes while seeking services.
A need was identified when our clients’ bikes were being tampered with during their time at our facility. With a community connection, we reached out to Franklin Technology Center inquiring about their ability to assist us with this project. From there, a partnership was formed!
From design to creation, the students within the adult welding program have been working diligently for two months on our new bike rack. Since many Lafayette House clients travel by bike to obtain our services, we felt it was imperative that we have a secure place for them to keep their belongings.
The new bike rack is being delivered to Lafayette House by Franklin Technology Center students on Wednesday, November 8 at 5:30 pm.
About Lafayette House:
Lafayette House is a private non-profit organization serving adults, children, and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or substance use disorders. The organization serves 1,200 people each year from a seven-county area in southwest Missouri.
Chelsea Conley, Development Director
Franklin Technology Center
Penny Williams, Director
417.680.0004, ext. 2061