Monday, May 12, 2014

Argentine Neighborhood Development Association announces $675,000 donation to UG


The Argentine Neighborhood Development Association has announced a $675,000 donation to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.

The $675,000 figure is a combined contribution of cash donations, property and recreation improvements in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan.

Specifics of the announced donation:
  • Property valued at $500,000 was donated and will be used for the location of the new public safety campus. 
  • A $10,000 cash donation to the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department new equipment.
  • Improved tennis courts at Emerson Park. 
  • Improvements to Vega Field, which include new park benches and two concrete pads for existing benches. New interior lighting will be used for restroom facilities.
"The projects we have been a part of have been very successful in both changing the face of the Argentine neighborhood and the lives of the people that live there," a statement from an ANDA press release says. "We felt like it made sense to continue plowing the economic gains these projects generated back into the neighborhoods so that the entire community could share in the project's success."

In recent years, new development has found its way to Argentine.

Over $1.6 million in funds were donated to build and open a new grocery store in the area, along with a new Walmart.

A similar drive was held to open a new branch of the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library.