Boeing Helps Make a Home in St. Louis

It looks like The Boeing Company – the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners – is also good at lifting spirits.

Thanks to their partnership with The Salvation Army Midland Division, and with the generous support of HBD Construction, The Salvation Army’s Family Haven transitional home in St. Louis, MO just received an awesome playground upgrade.

In a six-hour construction blitz called Boeing Playground Build Day, several enthusiastic community volunteers came together to spruce up the shelter’s playground, a place of daily recreation for the 40-45 children housed at the shelter with their parents at any given time.

Family Haven offers shelter for single women, mothers, fathers, and even married couples with children who are struggling. Residents typically stay at the shelter for up to four months, and can take advantage of the center’s counseling services, health services, and alcohol and drug treatment. Currently, almost every bed in the shelter is filled.

The beautiful new playground is providing joy to the children housed here, and renewed sense of comfort and happiness to parents working to change their lives around.

Check out the playground’s transformation in the video below. And if you’re feeling inspired to give back to your community, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org to contact The Salvation Army in your area!

Thanks to The Salvation Army Midland Division for sharing their great work.