Ripple noted that it recently participated in a community development project that will be beneficial to Oakland residents.
The Silicon Valley tech company said in a recent blog post that it partnered with Stephen & Ayesha Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation this summer.
Per the announcement, the partnership led to the development of a playspace and community garden in the Bay Area community of Oakland, California.
The project provides a space to help people stay active, network, and build social bonds that will ultimately bring members of the community together.
According to Ripple, the community project will be beneficial to over 100 Oakland youths and their families for many years to come. The playground is located at Unity Council’s 36th Avenue apartment in Oakland, California.
“This project reflects our villages coming together to ensure youth in Oakland have access to safe and equitable play spaces that support their physical and social development for generations to come,” Chris Helfrich, CEO of Eat. Learn. Play said.
Ripple noted that the project was completed by over 260 volunteers, who were brought together through a collaboration between KABOOM, Ripple, The Unity Council, and Eat. Learn. Play.
Additionally, volunteers also built garden beds as well as a mosaic in order to make the playground colorful.
Moments after the playground opened, the tech company joined the Eat. Learn. Play Foundation at Oakland’s A-game to share backpacks and books with over 1,000 children.
Ken Weber, VP of Social Impact and Sustainability at Ripple, said:
“This new playground will further our shared mission to create livable playspaces and sustainable food sources for everyone, as part of our deepening commitment to Bay Area communities.”
California Congressman Sides With SEC
Meanwhile, the announcement comes after California congressman Rep. Brad Sherman noted that the lawsuit between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Ripple would end in the SEC’s favor.
The congressman said he is confident that Ripple’s coin, XRP, is security. He further urged the SEC to clamp down on exchanges that facilitated XRP trading.
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