A park and playground in Magnolia were among the casualties this past fall when 20,000 acres in Grimes, Montgomery and Waller counties burned in wildfires. And now, thanks to some help from a grant, 4th-, 5th-, and 6th graders are rebuilding the play area!
One of the helpers, Emily Ashlock even asked First Lady Michelle Obama for support, according to the Houston Chronicle:
“We believe that rebuilding the park will not only provide a safe place to play, have fun and socialize, but it will also help fight obesity. We know that with us being only kids, we need a lot of help. When kids socialize, they learn to solve problems …. The burned-out park is like all the worry and bad things of the world, but the park we want to rebuild will bring hope.”
They’re calling it Project Building HOPE (Helping Others Play Everyday) and have been raising money, boosted by a $15,000 grant from Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group and KaBOOM!
For more on the story and how you can help, click over to the Houston Chronicle.