Friday, July 15, 2011

Community Outreach: We Build it Forward Update

On June 25, 2011, teams of community members and local businesses met at R.P. Johnson & Son's Andover NH location to kick off a day of giving back, We Build It Forward. Ten projects in seven communities in the Andover – Sunapee area were completed in a day, including fundraisers and yard cleanups, fixing park shelters and painting an entire house.

Team Bonin Architects designed and built a community bulletin board at the Andover transfer station - even some of our clients pitched in!!  Other projects included replacing the roof on a mobile home in Sunapee, NH, building a handicap ramp, installing 2 storm doors and doing a yard cleanup in Sutton Mills, cleaning up Wadleigh State Park in North Sutton, remodeling a bathroom, painting and repairing a picket fence at East Andover Preschool, replacing a bulkhead basement door in Andover, and building a 60 foot Allan Block retaining wall.

The Kearsarge Chronicle was on hand to interview volunteers and beneficiaries of this terrific program.  Watch their interview and mark your calendar to become a volunteer at next year’s We Build It Forward!