Volunteers Rebuild El Reno Playground Destroyed By Tornado


Saturday, April 12th 2014, 7:59 pm
By: News 9


Recovery efforts continue in El Reno almost a year after the May 31 tornado caused major damage. On Saturday volunteers worked at Youth and Family services, that provides emergency shelter for abused and neglected kids.

This really is an example of a small project going a long way for these kids that need a place where they can find a sense of normalcy. From the ground up more than a hundred volunteers make a vision come true.

Kids from all over the community designed the playground for other kids who don't have anywhere else to go.

Youth and Family services continues rebuilding, almost a year after the May 31 tornado took out their building. The new playground is a big part for the kids in the shelter.

The construction of the playground is an improvement. The changes wouldn't be possible without community support. Today the majority of volunteers are from Devon Energy. And there's no doubt this playground will get a ton of use.

The playground was finished Saturday afternoon. Kids staying in the shelter will be able to use the equipment in the next few days after the ground and concrete settle.

Nine kids were in the shelter when the tornado hit, but they were in a safe room and nobody was hurt.