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Group Volunteer Project with Local Nurses

2014 bronson nurses volunteer day 033On June 18, 2014, a group of four nurses from Bronson Hospital’s Ortho-Surgical Unit and their family members came out to Community Homeworks’ office on Bryant St. to help beautify our block by weeding, landscaping and building a bench to go with our brand new Book Box. The volunteer event was initiated by Tina, who contacted Community Homeworks several weeks ago about group volunteering. Materials for the bench were contributed by the Edison Neighborhood Association’s Go Green Edison project.2014 bronson nurses volunteer day 012

Although the damp weather made extensive outdoor work difficult, the group was able to do some weeding and mulching in our outdoor beds. The big project was constructing the new handmade bench – using reclaimed lumber, the team got to work cutting, planing, and sanding the lumber, assembling, and applying the first coat of varnish.2014 bronson nurses volunteer day 019

Thanks to Tina for her leadership in making this event happen, to Tammy for volunteering her time and construction skills, and to Teresa, Carrie, Tasha, Casey and Megan for your hard work! If you would like to volunteer individually or as part of a group please contact Emily at education@communityhomeworks.org, or call 269.998.3275 (ext. 204). If you want to build your own bench, the plans can be found here; for information on reclaimed lumber and other deconstructed home materials, please contact Tammy Wilson at the Edison Neighborhood Association.