March 13, 2015 – Members of the Ohio River Bridges project team partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help construct two homes in the area this past February. Among the volunteer team were workers from the Downtown Crossing and East End Crossing.
The group of volunteers met early in the morning in the south of Louisville, well equipped to fight the temperatures that day, which remained around 15 degrees. Habitat for Humanity representatives explained what they expected from the team and how each person could find their place to work to succeed in building the homes. The duties of the workers included hammering, sawing, moving wood floor panels, completing a 1000-square-foot floor deck and installation of thermal insulation and a 140-foot drainage system.
This day of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity allowed the project team to help families in the community and put their skills to work in another context than the Ohio River Bridges Project.
Pictured from left to right: Becky Halman, Sarah Falin, Sean Ashburn, Greg Cowan, Eddie Shickel, Tom Zidron, Alex Byers, Coty Young, Joe Meyn, Matt Cullen, Keith Lord, Paul Rodriguez, Dan Brown, Tomasz Korolczuk, Dan Kleinhenz & Martin Roussel<br />
On the foreground: Jonathan Klemm, Anaëlle Buysse & Albane Hagnéré
The adoption was coordinated through the Animals Depend On People To Survive (ADOPTS) program. By being involved in the ADOPTS Program, WVC now helps cover some of the cost that goes toward feeding and caring for all of the animals at the Louisville Zoo.
The adoption was undertaken to celebrate Save the Eagles Day, which occurs on January 10 each year. Some species of eagles are on the endangered list, however, due to the work of scientists and the public, the Bald Eagle was removed from this list in June 2007.
Click here to view a video of WVC’s adopted North American Bald Eagle: bit.ly/1Emb64C.
The official adoption certificate can be found here: bit.ly/171WTzg.
Oct. 15, 2014 – Bloomberg News showcases the East End Crossing in an article about the nation’s infrastructure. The reporter says that the project may be a model for large infrastructure projects because of WVB East End Partners’ public-private partnership with the Indiana Finance Authority and Indiana Department of Transportation. View the entire article here: bloom.bg/1xTw8oL.
Project Director of WVB East End Partners, Rob Morphonious, talks with the reporter about the main-span piers on the Ohio River. View the video here: p://bloom.bg/1vwueMO.