Butler hopes to create more accessibility at summer camp

A Butler County man dreams of giving more children a happy summer. Danny Markel draws on his own experience to provide more accessibility for girls and boys who want to attend summer camp at the Petroleum Valley Youth Center, a childhood memory of the past 50 years. Watch the full story in the video player above. Markel, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is the center’s director, but the gravel parking lot is difficult for his wheelchair to navigate. “We kind of wanted to start a fundraiser to create a more accessible facility for everyone regardless of their disability,” Markel said. Markel launched the effort to raise $54,000 to create a disabled-accessible restroom, a parking lot and other improvements Click here to donate to the Petroleum Valley Youth Center Accessibility Project.

A Butler County man dreams of giving more children a happy summer.

Danny Markel draws on his own experience to provide more accessibility for girls and boys who want to attend summer camp at the Petroleum Valley Youth Center, a place that has been providing childhood memories for 50 years.

Watch the full story in the video player above.

Markel, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is a manager at the center, but the gravel parking lot is difficult for his wheelchair to navigate.

“We kind of wanted to start a fundraiser to create a facility that’s more accessible to everyone, regardless of their disability,” Markel said.

Markel spearheaded the effort to raise $54,000 to create a handicap-accessible restroom, parking area, and other improvements.

Click here to donate to the Petroleum Valley Youth Center Accessibility Project.

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