Collaborating for a cause

Arts And Crafts Carpentry CraftLast week, Boise Cascade joined The Home Depot Foundation and 400 other supplier volunteers to help the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. The Mission serves the area residents who are experiencing homelessness, hunger or hurting for other basic needs like medical care or clothing.

This is one of the largest projects that the Home Depot Foundation has coordinated. Participating associates included Rich Viola, David Bulk, Michele Calvert and Laura Wood from Building Materials Division along with Michael Elliott and Jim Pepple from Wood Products.

“We all worked together to make the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission a cozy place for those who stay there,” said Laura Wood. “We built 20 playhouses, six benches, six picnic tables, ten planter boxes and a raised garden bed, as well as a gazebo and a fire pit.  We planted trees, painted wall murals and landscaped the common area with over 300 tons of rocks.”

A huge shout-out to David Bulk for organizing 50 people assigned to moving the heavy rocks into place. There was limited equipment available, but David and a few other volunteers designed a way for people to get wheelbarrow loads instead of shoveling rocks individually, which made the installation process much more efficient.

THANK YOU to everyone for lending a hand… and a shovel!


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