Reach Inc. receives donations from businesses, UW-Stout organization

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - A non-profit devastated by fire is working to get back on its feet with help from the community.

Thursday night a vendor fair was held in Menomonie to benefit Reach Inc., an organization that offers opportunities to people with disabilities.

After the organizations building burned in September, it moved to three temporary locations.

The CEO says they are running business as usual but there are still some essential items missing that burned in the fire and still need to be replaced.

That's why ten businesses and the UW-Stout vocation and rehabilitation club held a vendor fair tonight at Denny’s in Menomonie.
Organizers say after they heard of the devastating fire they wanted to step in and help.

Part of the proceeds from the vendor fair will go to Reach Inc. to replace items like wheelchairs that were lost in the fire.

“Some of the cash we get will be going to some of those very essential items that people that need to work at our new site in the Eastridge Center,” Reach Inc. CEO Stacy Wigfield said.

Wigfield says the old building is in the process of being torn down and they are still looking into whether to rebuild on the old site or move permanently into a new building.

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