LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Several N3B employees recently volunteered with Los Alamos nonprofit Lemonade Living to improve the organization’s grounds where young adults with developmental disabilities are provided the opportunity for therapeutic riding and horsemanship.
“Therapeutic services are sometimes hard to find for community members with developmental disabilities, limiting their participation in social and educational events, as well as desired career opportunities and long-term residential happiness,” said Melissa Arias, president and founder of Lemonade Living.
N3B volunteers mowed, pulled weeds, trimmed trees, cleaned out rooms in the cabin and performed maintenance on stalls, among other activities.
The organization’s ranch camp also provides hands-on activities related to the history of homesteading and ranch schooling on the Pajarito Plateau.
“I am so grateful for the teamwork and true desire to help, brought by members of N3B,” Arias added. “They jumped in and worked hard to clean up the site.”
Lemonade Living strives to empower and enrich the lives of young adults in Northern New Mexico with developmental disabilities who are “seeking resources and occasions to engage in community life,” Arias said.
For more information on Lemonade Living, visit their website here.
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