The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association and the Pequot Lakes Rotary Club recently began work on the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center's 1,000-foot privacy fence.
The project is part of a national community service initiative -- Home Builders Care 2000. Every year, home builders across the country work to improve their communities by helping others. This year, the National Association of Home Builders is recognizing the home builders' efforts through the program.
The Child Safety Center is designed to provide a safe place for supervised visitations and other day-to-day operations for the community. The Pequot Lakes Rotary Club members also donated many hours of labor to erect the fence. Several member lumberyards gave generous donations of materials to complete the project. Home Depot also gave a generous contribution to purchase fence materials.
"There is a difference between a neighborhood and a community," Monte Mraz, MMBA president, said in a news release. "A neighborhood is a group of houses. A community consists of a place where neighbors come together and work toward common goals to create the best living environment possible. ... "
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