Staff members from the University of Missouri – St. Louis went a long way to helping the residents of Hidden Lake realize a long-time wish, as UMSL facilities services team members put in a hard day’s work Oct. 18 building a new woodshop for the residents.
Under the auspices of UMSL’s Employee Volunteer program, the team of experienced builders and maintenance men went about converting an underutilized parking garage into an enclosed woodworking area. When completed, the shop will be fully stocked courtesy of a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, Missouri, who inherited a collection of woodworking tools and equipment from his late grandfather John Moehring.
“The partnership between Hidden Lake and UMSL is an example of how a team of volunteers can make a big difference in just one work day!” says Pam Gordon, LSS’ Director of Volunteers. “We cannot thank UMSL enough for developing a program where employees are encouraged and given a paid day off to serve in the St. Louis community.”
Like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at any of LSS’ communities? Contact Pam at 314.262.8206 or by email.