This site was COMPLETED.
Thanks to all of our volunteers!
Thanks so much to the more than 150 volunteers from six different partnering churches who not only served during ForColumbia this year, but drove to the Harrisburg area to do so at Coyote Hill! A great big shout-out to the amazing leadership team provided by Christian Fellowship, who volunteered to lead this huge project and accomplish so much in one day for this non-profit which provides a home for local children in foster situations.
Why did we serve here?
Every year, ForColumbia has chosen Coyote Hill as a serving site because of this organization’s impact on our community. Though located approximately 30 minutes northwest of Columbia, the vast majority (over 90%) of children who have called Coyote Hill home for a season of their lives are actually from Boone County; Coyote Hill has been providing a safe haven for many Columbia children since 1991. When we spend time working for the benefit of others in our community who are hurting, we send the message that they are valuable.
What got done?
Volunteers served all over Coyote Hill’s property, working on construction, cleaning and repair projects. Specifically this year, we:
- built raised garden beds for house parents of one home;
- tilled and prepared existing gardens beds;
- constructed a fire pit, horse shelter and a new shed;
- cleaned out landscaping beds and planted new flowers;
- deep-cleaned the Education Resource Center and each of the homes where Coyote Hill kids live;
- prepared freezer meals for each of the homes on site;
- deep-cleaned Coyote Hill vehicles;
- picked up trash all over the property;
- perhaps most importantly, though, ForColumbia volunteers spent time with the kiddos currently living there.