Eau Claire (WQOW) – The generosity of the community helped rebuild the playground that was vandalized at Hope Gospel Mission’s Women and Children Center.
Vandals caused between $3,000-$4,000 worth of damage to the playground. Brett Geboy, the community relations director for Hope Gospel, said the community fundraisers helped pay for the repairs.
Now, they are back on track to have the playground ready when the shelter opens its doors early next year.
“With support of neighbors and businesses we are able to fix all the damage done from the vandalism and we are ready to go with the playground,” Geboy said. “The manufacturer came out and fixed that for us as well.”
The community support does not end there. Tuesday, Olson’s Ice Cream donated a little more than $900 to Hope Gospel.
Tuesday night is Hope Gospel Mission’s 18th annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser at Florian Gardens. The event runs until 8:30 p.m.