Montpelier, VT (March 16, 2015) - A $10,000 grant from the National Life Group Foundation to the Cross Vermont Trail Association will help provide a key link to the area's recreation network.

The money is earmarked to the association's Build the Bridge project, which calls for construction of a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the Winooski River east of Montpelier. That bridge will help to connect the trail that winds its way from Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River.

"We're pleased that we can help make the community we call home even more attractive," said Beth Rusnock, president of the National Life Group Foundation. "It's an added bonus that the trail is also a healthy alternative to commuting to work by car, something that National Life employees wholeheartedly endorse."

National Life Group Foundation helps build healthy and vital communities by supporting organizations and initiatives that make a positive difference.


Contact: Beth Rusnock, president, National Life Group Foundation, 802.229.7214.