KSI Kamp Lenape Paving Donated by Local Businesses

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KSI, Jerry’s Paving and Allan Myers come together to mark the generous repaving donation of KSI’s Kamp Lenape parking lot and sports court. Pictured left to right are KSI CEO Heath Chasanov, Jerry’s Paving Owner Jerry Kovach, Allan Myers Sales Manager Michael Gygrynuk, Jerry’s Project Manager Eric Parks, KSI Vice President of Finance and Technology Jim Greenwell, and KSI Director of Facilities Management Shawn Bowman.

Jerry’s Paving teamed up with asphalt supplier Allan Myers to totally repave the parking lot and basketball court at KSI Kamp Lenape in Felton—all their materials and efforts being generously donated. Thanks to the companies’ efforts, the site that offers children with disabilities opportunities for summer programs full of fun and skills reinforcement is now more ready to accommodate a variety of additional uses year-round.

KSI’s past Vice President Ann Haggerty was the driving force behind KSI’s acquisition of Kamp Lenape in early 2023 before her passing later that spring. She approached Jerry’s Paving owner Jerry Kovach with the idea of donating paving of the parking lot and sports court to support the camp’s cause. Mr. Kovach was more than open to the donation and saw the project as part of his civic duty. “The good Lord has been good to me. So you have to pass it along,” said Mr. Kovach. “We have to give back to the community.”

Jerry’s Paving provided approximately $20,000 in labor and equipment time to greatly expand the parking area at the camp site, as well as create a uniform surface for the ball court. According to Pennsylvania-based Allan Myers’s Sales Manager Michael Gygrynuk, his company brought in more than $12,000 in materials from their Dover location to facilitate the project.

KSI is a not-for-profit agency, providing vocational training, employment, community integration, transportation, day habilitation, life enrichment and nutritional services to individuals with disabilities throughout Kent and Sussex Counties. KSI is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its transportation services based on race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1B. For additional information on KSI’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures, or to file a complaint, please visit the website at www.ksiinc.org or contact Michelle Cain, Director of Funding Opportunities and Board Relations at 301 N Rehoboth Blvd, Milford, DE 19963.

For general information about KSI’s programs and services, please contact Alicia Hollis at 302-422-4014 ext. 3015 or [email protected].

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