St. Joseph’s Emergency Family Shelter Playground Build

By , April 28, 2013 9:40 pm

On April 20, nine men from St. Francis Knights of Columbus and 4 from Graham Construction worked to build a Playground at St. Joseph’s Emergency Family Shelter. The Shelter often has many young children that are in residence, and they were all excited to learn that they were getting a playground! Bob Rafferty, Rob Szalay, Steve Hauschilt, David Barry, David Heeren, Steve Cashman, Bob Bell, Dave Addicks and Bob Pederson (all from our council) work tirelessly to complete the construction in one day. Work involved digging holes by hand, carrying heavy steel parts, grading and leveling the ground and moving huge quantities of mulch. Though the work was hard, all had a great time worked with a smile on their faces. The project truly had God’s blessing, for after three straight days of lousy weather, the clouds parted, the rain stopped and the temperature was just right for construction.

A pat on the back goes to all that gave up a Saturday at home to volunteer for this worthy project.

Preparing the construction site

Preparing the construction site

Dave Addicks(K of C) pouring concrete with Pat Nesvedt(Diocese of Des Moines)

Dave Addicks(K of C) pouring concrete with Pat Nesvedt(Diocese of Des Moines)

David Barry(K of C) and Joey(Graham Construction) using lasers to make sure it is all level

David Barry(K of C) and Joey(Graham Construction) using lasers to make sure it is all level

Bob Rafferty still working hard after 7 hours

Bob Rafferty still working hard after 7 hours

Steve Cashman mentoring the younger guys on how to pour dirt out of a wheel barrow

Steve Cashman mentoring the younger guys on how to pour dirt out of a wheel barrow

Finished at last

Finished at last

Also see blog post on Iowa Knights of Columbus site. 

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