TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Local nonprofit organization 12 Points Revitalization has raised over $50,000 in an effort to reinvigorate the Terre Haute neighborhood.
The organization had a deadline of 45 days to meet the fundraising goal of $50,000 in order to have their funds matched through a grant from the state. On Tuesday, they announced they had surpassed that goal, which organization member Tiffany Baker said was all thanks to the residents of 12 Points.
“Our community has really come together in the biggest way,” Baker said. “Our neighborhood wanted this to happen. 12 Points is actually one of the most highly densely populated areas in Terre Haute.”
The money from the fundraiser and grant will go toward installing new bike racks, creating a community Wi-Fi system and constructing a “Welcome” archway. Additionally, the organization wants to add lighting over Lafayette Avenue, which members say is lit poorly.
“There’s a bunch of residents in the area,” Baker said. “We want to make this a walkable neighborhood and now it is going happen.”