(Ed Note: Glenn wrote this story of helping out at the Nickelsville back in September. Apologies for just now getting around to running it!)
On Saturday, September 8 volunteers from the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) and the University Sunrise Rotary Club joined together to install a finished gravel paving for the sanctioned Nickelsville homeless community located off of Northlake Avenue across from Ivar’s in Wallingford.
Lee Raaen, from the Rotary Club said the genisis of the project began when the Rotary asked the leadership of the Nickelsville community how it could help them get settled in the Wallingford community. The residents indicated that its number one priority was for a smoother and permanent walkway throughout the community. Lee than contacted the Wallingford Community Council to see if it would like to assist with the project to provide additional community support. WCC board member, Karen Dalton, led the effort to coordinate WCC volunteer activities.
The volunteer turnout was fantastic with an abundance of people of all ages showing up with shovels, rakes and wheel barrows. The Rotary and WCC volunteers were joined by the residents of Northlake Nickelsville to complete the job long before lunch on Saturday. A big “Thank You” to all who showed up for work last Saturday.