Volunteers and tools needed for Adventure Playground

The Whittier Community Center’s Adventure Playground is about to become a reality. Executive Director Kendall Andelin says cement is being laid and other work is being done during the September 14th through 19th build to be done entirely by volunteers.Andelin says hundreds and hundreds of people have signed up to volunteer, especially evening hours, but he says more volunteers are needed for mornings and afternoons. He says there is also a critical need for tools.”There’s a tool list on the website and we’re especially, critically short on drills,” Andelin says. A list of what tools are needed can be seen by visiting

<a href=”http://www.whittiercenter.org/playground/tools/”>www.whittiercenter.org</a>

.Andelin says there are systems in place to take care of the tools that are loaned out for the project. “If people can loan them out we’ve got funds set aside in case any of them are damaged,” he said. “In the mean time, if people can loan their drills out to us it would be very much appreciated.”Andelin says about 135 power drills are needed and they can be brought to the trailer at the Whittier between 9 am and noon today.Andelin says this is a one-of-a-kind project developed with the help of children who helped come up with the design of the playground after meeting with Leathers and Associates, the same group who helped design Ryan’s Place Park in River Heights.

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