In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

What Will These Leaders Do?

Board and Staff

Our board members comprise business leaders and medical professionals from throughout the CSRA who have embraced a mission of creating a high quality of life for those with disabilities in this region.

Walton Foundation for Independence Board of Directors

The Walton Foundation for Independence Board of Directors oversees the work of the foundation in fundraising and providing supportive programs for those with disabilities in the CSRA and beyond.
Clay Ward
Ward and Spires, Attorney at Law

Vice Chairman
Phil Brigham
Savannah River BankSecretary/Treasurer
Dawn Jones
Kelly Promotional Products

Immediate Past Chairman
Rick Busby
Busby’s Heating & Air


deVane Batchelor
Allen+Batchelor Construction

Brett Brannon
Georgialina Physical Therapy Associates

Nicholas C. Dickinson, II
Nicholas Dickinson & Associates, P.C.

Phil S. Harison, Jr.
J. Smith Lanier

JoAnn Hatcher
Community Volunteer

Valerie Kimmel
Community Volunteer

W.L.M. (Larry) Knox, Jr.
Raymond James

Brad Merry
Merry Lumber  Company
Condor F. McCollum

Gail Patty
Mass Mutual/Financial Design Associates

Michael W.  Pope
CSRA Testing & Engineering Co.

Skip Smith
State Farm

Jim Thompson
Community Volunteer

James Thrash
Community Volunteer

Sandra Vantrease
Morgan Stanley

Steve Virgo
Virgo Gambill Architects

Bobby Walker
Walker Sports Marketing, Inc.

Auxiliary Staff on WFI Board

Tiffany Clifford
Executive Director, Walton Options for Independent Living, Inc.

Foundation Staff

Cara Crawford
Executive Director

Mark Crawford
Sports and Leisure Event Coordinator
markc@waltonfoundation.netKandace Layton
Director of Development

Trailer containing adaptive bikes stolen from Walton Foundation  Over 20,000 Grand Gone

By Brooke Zauner | 
Posted: Thu 9:27 PM, Mar 15, 2018  | 
Updated: Thu 9:30 PM, Mar 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018
News 12 @ 6 O'clock / NBC 26 at 7

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The tire tracks still noticeable.

"The first trailer was moved from back here all the way to up here that's how we noticed the other one was missing."

The Walton Foundation for Independence noticed one of their trailers was gone Monday.

“They not only took from us they took from all of the other kids that will not be able to enjoy the bikes now.”

The word Kandace Layton uses -- devastated. Because inside that trailer sits more than a dozen adaptive bikes for children and adults with disabilities.

“People steal all the time, and I get that - but whenever you're taking from children with physical disabilities... I don't understand what kind of person does that. It blew my mind," said Director for the Walton Foundation, Kandace Layton.

Pictures show the bikes before they were loaded into the trailer.

The foundations say the bikes cost around one thousand dollars apiece and about 15 of those bikes were in that trailer.

“There's no way we could replace all those bikes. No way. “

It’s a detriment not just to the foundation, but also to the kids hoping to use them here at camp twin lakes in Rutledge Georgia, which is where they were supposed to go.

“We're hoping to get the bikes back because they're very excited about getting them, and I'm not looking forward to letting them down.”

Kandace hopes she won't have to that's why they're asking for community support to find that stolen trailer. If you see any posts on Facebook marketplace or Craigslist for a white enclosed trailer you can call the sheriff’s office.