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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 18, 2017

Car donated to Tenco

Mar 10, 2017
MENDY McADAMS/Submitted photo Pat McAdams and Kay Graham deliver a donated car to Tenco’s Ottumwa office. From left are: McAdams, Graham, maintenance director Bob Merritt, chief financial officer Marc Roe, and marketing and development’s Bob Morrissey.

OTTUMWA — A car was recently gifted to Tenco by benefactor Kay Graham of Keswick.

The 2002 Toyota Camry will join the fleet of vehicles serving Tenco’s staff and clients. It will be assigned to assist the residential services in providing access to grocery shopping, medical and dental appointments, parks, restaurants, and events.

Graham recently upgraded her own vehicle and wanted her old one to go to a good cause.

“Take care of my baby,” she said as she handed the keys to the Tenco staff.

Graham took a tour of Tenco’s Ottumwa location. She said she was impressed by the services.

“We are so fortunate to have such great friends and supporters who are willing to support our mission,” said Tenco’s executive director Cheryl Plank. “It is important for our folks to be active participants in the community.”

Tenco serves over 315 people with disabilities throughout its seven county area.

Tenco is in its 52nd year in serving individuals with special needs. It operates vocational programs in Centerville, Fairfield, and Ottumwa; adult day habilitation services in Centerville, Fairfield, and Ottumwa; and residential services in Centerville, Keosauqua, Fairfield, Knoxville, Ottumwa, and Oskaloosa. Tenco also manages a transition home in Fairfield and residential care facilities in Keosauqua and Knoxville. In addition, pre-vocational services in Chariton began at the first of the year and Tenco soon will be certified to provide pre-vocational, residential and adult day habilitation services for people with disabilities in Chariton.

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