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Businesses pitch in to spruce up schools
Wells Fargo and Home Depot staffs tackle projects
Employees from Wells Fargos 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 Centers 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 fall.Add a comment