WHS student earns Eagle badge, cleans up children’s home

Published 6:36pm Monday, October 21, 2013

For his Eagle Scout project, Wetumpka High School student Zac Brown led the renovation and cleanup of the Elmore County Children’s Home. The home, built in the 1980s, required extensive work.

Participants cleaned up the entire facility, scrubbing bathrooms, washing windows and removing all furnishings.  They repaired more than 100 holes in sheetrock and replaced exterior brick. In addition, they replaced doors and installed new light fixtures and light switch plate covers and part s of a toilet.

Brown purchased about $800 worth of supplies for the renovation. He wants to publicly thank the staff at the Russell Do-It Center for their assistance in finding the materials he needed.

Forty-four youth and adults from the community helped out with the two-week long project.

Volunteers included members of Boy Scout Troop 605, the troop’s charter organization (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and the Wetumpka High School robotics team. These volunteers contributed more than 150 hours of their own time to make this much-needed project happen.

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