Volunteers Build Playground for Charlottesville Church
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
The Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) and Pilgrim Baptist Church are again coming together on a project, this time by building a playground for older kids to enjoy.
"Last June we built a playground for the Head Start program. This playground is specially designed for their after school program," said project director Ethan Tate.
Tate feels the 10th and Page neighborhood is underserved: "Everybody deserves safe places to grow up. Safe places to play, safe places to interact with their friends."
BGF is a nonprofit that aims to connect volunteers with folks in the construction industry, and assigning them to projects with community organizations.
"As wonderful as Charlottesville is there is still a huge need for a lot of folks and this organization is really helping to fulfill that," Tate said.
Pilgrim Baptist Church Co-pastor Wendy Cooper says she is thankful for the volunteers from the congregation and BGF for making the new playground a reality.
"It feels amazing to see so many people come out to support your vision its been a vision of our pastors to have this happen," Cooper said.
The co-pastor wants her church to be a hub for children in the 10th and Page neighborhood.
"Years ago the church used to be the heart of the community, so we're trying to bring that feeling back that you can come here and get your needs met," she said.