On August 14th, Housby Mack | Housby Auction volunteered their time and resources to renovating the Anawim Housing playground located at 1352 12th Street. Fern Kidder, HR Director for Housby, orchestrated the success of this event, bringing in the resources and coordinating the volunteers. Thirteen dedicated volunteers from Housby and several members of Anawaim staff showed up to help.
Huge improvements were made to the playground including: replacing the tire swing, sanding and repainting the playground, and supplying a dump truck of new sand. A sandbox was put in, as well as new wooden frames around each play area to help with sand and water runoff.
Members of the community expressed their excitement about the newly renovated playground. One community member stopped by to say, "My son (5 years old) he's going to love it. We've been needing it. He'll be really excited the tire swing is fixed". The playground now looks brand new and is a fun place for children and families to spend their time. We are so thankful for Housby's impactful and continued partnership with Anawim.
Click here to watch a video from KCCI News Channel 8 that covered the story: http://www.kcci.com/news/volunteers-restore-playground-in-des-moines/34829624
Click here to read more from The Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/community/2015/08/20/housby-anawim-playground/32080253/