Wells Fargo and Home Depot staffs tackle projects

by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Chuck Johnson rolls on a coat of paint in one of the 26 classrooms that got spruced up on Saturday at the Five Oaks Middle School campus. Employees from Wells Fargo’s Barnhart Center held their fifth annual Volunteer Day on Saturday at Five Oaks Middle School and Rachel Carson School of Environmental Science.

Approximately 140 Wells Fargo employees were joined by 60 community volunteers and 20 Home Depot volunteers as they got to work painting 26 classrooms and conference rooms, built and installed 10 frames around the hallway bulletin boards, pressure washed a covered play area and gym walls, weeded the grounds, and built French drains and a tool room.

The service event also kicked off the Barnhart Center’s annual school supply drive to benefit low-income students in the Beaverton School District.

Home Depot donated all the materials for the tool room and $550 for painting materials. In addition, Home Depot also provided discounts on materials needed for the projects to make it affordable for the school.

The volunteers spent five hours sprucing up the school grounds to help ensure they are ready for students and staff to return to class in the TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Dyan Loza paints a classroom wall while Michael Clouse moves a ladder during the Wells Fargo Barnhart Center's annual Volunteer Day, where employees donated their time Saturday to help Five Oaks Middle School and the Rachel Carson School of Environmental Science.

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