NEWS FLASH! Nov. 29th, 2016. An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $5,000 in donations received between now and December 31, 2016, to be used for trail maintenance and improvement. Please see the flyer at right for more details and giving opportunities to help us reach or exceed our goal. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please watch Facebook for progress on the fundraising challenge.
Looking for a unique Christmas gift? How about naming a small bridge ($5000), bench ($250 or $500), or picnic table ($600) in honor or memory of a special someone? Would the hard-to-buy-for person who has everything appreciate an annual or lifetime trail membership? Trail memberships renew in January and qualify for the matching donation.
Donations can be made by midnight on December 31st, 2016 on this website or by mailing or delivering a check to RVTA at Northwest Savings Bank, 301 Broad Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242.
Every donation is appreciated!
The next Armstrong County Day of Giving is May 11, 2017! Please see the 2016 flyer at right for more details. On the Day of Giving your donations are matched on a percentage basis to make every dollar go farther to help improve the trail. New in 2016, donations were to be made payable to Redbank Valley Trails Association. Cash and online payments were not accepted in 2016. 2016 sponsors were the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus and Nextier Bank in Kittanning. For 2017, donations can be delivered on or before May 11th to Northwest Savings Bank, Redbank Valley Community Center or Redbank Valley Public Library in New Bethlehem by 2 PM or to First Commonwealth Bank in Brookville by 1 PM on May 11th. An RVTA representative will deliver all checks to the sponsors for calculating the matching funds on May 11th.
As we continue to improve the trail our needs remain great: we need to refresh crushed limestone on several miles of the main trail, add 8 miles of crushed limestone on the Sligo Spur after grubbing, grading and drainage work. We need fuel for equipment and materials and materials for 3 trestles to be decked and railed on the Sligo Spur. For more information, please see the flyer on the Sligo Spur improvement project.
We also hope to establish a fund for ongoing maintenance and emergency repairs.
RVTA is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent the law allows. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Material donations are also gratefully accepted. Monetary donations may be sent to Redbank Valley Trails Association, c/o 301 Broad St., New Bethlehem, PA 16242 or via PayPal. RVTA participates in the Armstrong County Day of Giving in May each year, when your donations are matched on a percentage basis to make your donations go farther.