Elizabeth River Trail Foundation Awarded Grant From Norfolk Southern


Elizabeth River Trail Foundation Awarded Grant From Norfolk Southern
Added on December 14, 2022 by Kindra Greene to Member News

Elizabeth River Trail Foundation Awarded Grant From Norfolk Southern

$5,000 Grant Recognizes ERT's Work in the Community

The Elizabeth River Trail (ERT) Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Norfolk Southern Hampton Roads Community Fund.

The ERT was one of 57 area organizations to receive a 2022 Norfolk Southern grant, and awardees were honored with an awards luncheon on December 12, 2022. The ERT received $5,000 of unrestricted funds to recognize its work in the community. This program is part of Norfolk Southern’s five-year commitment to award $1 million each year to nonprofits that support education, the environment, social equity and community advancement.

“We are honored to receive this grant,” said Kindra Greene, ERT executive director. “The ERT owes its roots to Norfolk Southern, and we’ll put these funds to great use as we continue growing our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and improve the trail for all.”

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting www.NorfolkSouthern.com.

The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation’s mission is to create an inclusive and resilient urban riverfront trail that connects and inspires people and businesses in the Hampton Roads region. The Elizabeth River Trail runs 10.5 miles through businesses, historic attractions and 28 neighborhoods within a five-minute walk. The multi-use trail is designed for walking, running and biking. It comprises 11 sections from Norfolk State University, through Downtown Norfolk and Old Dominion University to NIT Terminals along the Elizabeth River. The Foundation has completed multiple new unique and award-winning amenities, including a kayak launch, play sculpture and double turbo challenge course in Plum Point Park and most recently, The Glowline. Major sponsors include Sentara and the City of Norfolk. For more information, visit www.elizabethrivertrail.org.