Boys at Progress Ranch, a group home in Davis, are enjoying a play fort in their back yard, thanks to Davis Sunrise Rotary, the UC Davis chapter of Carpenters for Christ and other donors.
The UCD volunteers traveled to Rocklin in mid-October to disassemble the play fort donated by the Jeffery Paylor family, formerly of Davis, and brought it to the Davis group home. There, the carpenters reassembled the structure with the help from members of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club.
The next weekend, nearly 20 Rotarians, with help from two sons of a Rotary member and a foster child, built a framed foundation and installed playground wood chips to keep the children safe.
Thanks to discounts from Hibbert Lumber and Davis Ace Hardware, Davis Sunrise Rotary paid for the playground foundation materials.
Earlier this year, the club joined local contractors and other volunteers in a major remodel of the Progress Ranch home, installing new linoleum and carpets, adding a fresh coat of paint and installing new windows and doors.
Davis Sunrise Rotary, one of three Rotary clubs in Davis, meets from 7 to 8 a.m. Fridays at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Visit davisrotary.org to learn more about the club.