Mission Update: In Recognition Of Those Who Made Our Recreational Center A Reality
In Recognition Of Those Who
Made Our Recreational Center A Reality
Transforming an unused area of Hotel Louisville into a badly needed family recreation center was no easy task, but by the grace of God and a lot of generous people, the work is nearly complete! It is important to know that Hotel Louisville is more than just another downtown hotel; this is also the site of Wayside Christian Mission's family shelter. Some one hundred-fifty women and children call the twelve story high rise at Second and Broadway home. But any good home needs a recreational area where children can burn off energy while enjoying healthy play in a safe and secure environment. Our new family recreational center is such a place. But all this did not come about by chance or accident. The bulk of the project's success belongs to our friends from New Wilmington Presbyterian Church in northwestern Pennsylvania. Each summer, the church tackles a major work project and we were the recipients of their hard work and generosity this year. Their legion of youth and adult volunteers make quick work of a monumental task! We are indeed grateful to the sixty-plus volunteers who worked so hard in making this project a reality! But others invested their time and talents, too, and we would like to recognize them. Besides the volunteer efforts from New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, we would like to thank Tom Allen, owner of Allied Ready Mix and former Wayside Christian Mission board member, for the fill materials and concrete! We are additionally grateful for the expert supervision of his two top employees, Tom Jones and Charlie Hurst, in overseeing this mammoth project! All in all, we owe a big thank-you to Allied Ready Mix! We would like to thank Kyle Beasley of Luckett and Farley for lending his vast expertise as a structural engineer to this completing of this project! And a big thank you, too, to Luckett and Farley for loaning Kyle to us! Bobcat Corporation of Louisville kindly donated the use of a Bobcat loader and other valuable equipment vital to our construction efforts. The work would not have been done without their generosity. Finally, we would like to recognize Kentuckiana's own Crusade for Children; through this well-established local charity, we were able to acquire a basketball goal, a ping pong table, a foosball table, an air hockey table, and other play equipment that will provide entertainment and exercise to the boys and girls who are the ultimate beneficiaries off all this generosity and hard work. Through the combined efforts of local businesses and volunteers from Louisville and Pennsylvania, our new recreation center will make life much better for the boys and girls God has placed in our care.