The weather in Hampton Roads, Virginia, was pretty rotten this weekend, but a squad of volunteers from Reliance Staffing (the sister staffing company of COATS… plus Karen and Catherine from COATS) came together to bring some sunshine into the life of a little boy recovering from cancer.
Working with the Roc Solid Foundation, Reliance sponsored and built a three-story playset with a slide, three swings and a little picnic table for the amazing Wes. It was definitely a team effort and took two sessions of building: one on Friday night, putting most of the set together, then another on Saturday morning, when the set was anchored in place and surrounded by a lovely mulch-filled area.
Saturday’s session was pretty tricky, given the weather, but the team managed to get the set together, bolted down and properly mulched in time for Wes to come home to a major surprise in his backyard!
Thanks to everyone at Reliance and Roc Solid who came together for this build, and thanks to Wes’s family for giving us the chance to help. Seeing his smile made all the wet pants and squishy shoes more than worth it!
Next month, COATS will be taking the lead on another Roc Solid build. We’re sure the joy will be just as great… but we hope the weather will be better!