Friendship Ark received a donation of $1000 from the Great Ames Adventure Race. We would like to thank the organizers and participants of this event for supporting people with intellectual disabilities in our community. Pictured from left to right: Kirk Russell, Amber Correri, Galen Wilke, Drew Kemp, Art Barton, Ron Gardner, Jennifer Ellis, Rick Dietz, Sheila Lundt and Don Muff.
The GAAR is a joint, volunteer effort between members of the Ames Area Running Club, Friends of Central Iowa Biking and the Skunk River Paddlers. Proceeds have helped support the Lincoln Way Chapter of the American Red Cross, Food at First, the Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park, the Ames Emergency Residence Project, Friendship Ark Homes, the Story County Sheriff's Dive Team Story County Amateur Radio Club and in 2017, the Gilbert Trail Project.