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OKEMOS, Mich. (WLNS) - Sophomore Conrad Schnepf, like any good Boy Scout, is in his comfort zone working outdoors. He volunteers at the Haven House in East Lansing with his helpful outdoor handywork. Now, he's working to lend an even bigger helping hand there.
"I noticed that their playground needed to be restored and my Eagle Project was coming up..." said Conrad.
So why not make that project his next Haven House project? The 15-year-old mobilized fellow scouts, friends and family to donate supplies and time to fix up the failing structure.
"It really means a lot to know that there's people out there willing to help," Conrad said.
Jeannine Simpson, the Haven House development director, says years of wear and tear has chipped and splintered the playground away. But with her organization celebrating 30-years of helping homeless families locally, Conrad's timing couldn't be more perfect for the parents and children living there.
"We are planning to be around as long as we need to and this is going to give the kids and families the activity they all need and help them escape from what is going on," said Simpson.
"Homeless kids, they don't want to be here, so if they are here, they should be able to have an ok time and not have to deal with broken equipment," said Conrad.
The community is helping Conrad out, too. Hammond Farms is donating cushion wood to replace the wood chips and so far, Conrad has raised $1,200 in donations. His goal by May is $2,400, the cost of the new all-plastic playground.
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