I thought this was a really cool writeup on a build KaBOOM! and The Home Depot helped with this week in Pontiac, Mich. Here's a snippet:
In an impoverished neighborhood in this financially-strapped city -- right between store signs proclaiming "HABLAMOS ESPANOL" and a two-bedroom "FORECLOSURE" offered for a measly $900 -- volunteers spread out across Baldwin Park on Thursday to build a playground.
On this chilly spring morning, the activity was one that warmed the hearts and souls of people like Naomi Rankin, watching from a Howard Street address as her 5-year-old grandson, Jose Deras, danced nearby to the Temptations' "Cloud Nine" blasting from a park speaker.
"This is really something," said Rankin, smiling at the scene unfolding across the street. "This is really something good for the kids."
I also loved this quote, from another article on the build:
"I like all of it, but the swings are my favorite," said 6-year-old Zakiya Brown, who lives near the park.
You can read the two articles here:
More than 200 pitch in for Baldwin Park playground, upgrades (The Detroit News)
More than 200 volunteers update old equipment at Baldwin Park (Detroit Free Press)