Monticello, Ill. (WCIA)
A barn at a Monticello non-profit is getting a facelift thanks to donations from two Central Illinois business owners.
Richards Building Supply in Champaign is donating materials and Rector Construction is providing labor.
It’s for Hope Lives Youth Ranch, a non-profit that uses horses to help kids recover from adverse childhood experiences.
Rector Construction’s CEO, Kyle Kirchhoefer, says he was determined to help after learning about the ranch through a WCIA story.
That story featured a blind horse named Winston, who was in need of eye surgery.
Veterinarians removed his right eye last week. He is expected to make a speedy recovery.
The barn should be completed within the next week.