Group creates nonprofit to raise money for destroyed playground
March 18, 2013
For many decades, kids and those young at heart have had fun at playgrounds. With a little imagination, these structures can be anything from a fortress that they must defend against forces of evil, to an obstacle course budding athletes use to compete against one another. However, when these fun areas are destroyed, who is tasked with the rebuild?
In Winfield, Kansas, that burden has fallen on a new nonprofit. According to The Wichita Eagle, Kelli Grant, Natasha Morris and Andrea Hottman joined forces to create Save & Rebuild Island Park to make sure generations of kids have somewhere to play.
The news source said that a recent fire destroyed the grounds for the second time since 2008. Before, though, insurance funds were used, and that might be a possibility once again, though the women are hoping the community will help. According to the Eagle, the group hopes to raise funds online through the help of social media and payment platform PayPal.
This is not the first time community members have risen up to rebuild something destroyed in a fire. According to The Sun News, in Ohio, nonprofit Old World Parma had an event at a local pub to bring in donations to recreate the Parma Theater after a fire in November.