It may be raining, but volunteers are on the job right now in Pratt City, putting together custom-designed pieces to create a new Kaboom! Playground. Funding comes from tornado funds of the Community Foundation, from the Junior League of Birmingham and area Rotary clubs.
The Junior League helped organize the volunteers who make all this possible, creating a playground in just six hours. Workers are already on the job from the community and the sponsoring organizations, but all are welcome to join the wet-weather fun today, May 3, at Antioch Baptist Church, 1210 Hattie Street in the Pratt City neighborhood of Birmingham.
We are proud to be partners in supporting this effort, which will make it easier for children to enjoy safe outdoor fun in their own neighborhood. In the middle of a community where many structures are still damaged after the 2011 tornadoes, the new playground will be a sign of hope.
Whether you can spare the time today or not, you can still give to help tornado survivors in Pratt City and the Birmingham area through our Emergency Response Fund.
UPDATE: The playground was finished as promised and now stands as a sign of hope for so many in Pratt City and other tornado-damaged areas of our community. MANY THANKS to all who participated!