Batzer Moves Donated Playgrounds to Six Locations

PB150708Batzer Construction Transports Playground Equipment to Multiple OnTrack Sites

Donated Equipment to Improve Lives for Kids of Recovering Parents

MEDFORD, OR—Monday, November 14th, at 9am Batzer Construction trucks delivered playground equipment donated by Kid Time to six OnTrack sites. From play structures to a frontier play house, digger tools, picnic tables and more, the equipment is intended to improve the lives of children whose parents are in recovery from addictions and related behaviors.

Batzer Construction, Inc. donated the logistics, manpower, trucks and equipment to pick up the playground items from the former Kid Time facility located behind the old Mouse Lodge on Ross Lane. The construction firm delivered the different pieces to the Whole Family Project on Holly Street, emergency housing facilities on King and 11th streets, the Home Program, the Dad’s Program and Stevens Place Apartments. Volunteers from the Dad’s Program assisted Batzer Construction  employees in the moving process.

“This is a cooperative community project,” said Andy Batzer, a Board Member of Kid Time and the Vice President of Batzer Construction. “The goal is to create a positive and safe environment for children whose parents are learning new life skills.”

According to Sue Densmore, OnTrack’s Outreach and Development Director, the project gained the support of several community partners and highlights the collaboration among many agencies and businesses, including the Batzer Construction Inc., Kid Time, the Family Nurturing Center, CASA and OnTrack.

Densmore also acknowledged the Medford Chamber Leadership Class who in 2006 raised the financing for the playground equipment, and she made note of the Medford Rotary Club who recently donated money to cover the purchase of indoor equipment for Kid Time.

“Our OnTrack families are learning how to parent, bond and play together,” said Densmore. “Meanwhile, our project partners have come together to model how communities are supposed to work. As a result, this project and the playground equipment will become a great a source of joy. Thanks to everyone who is making a difference in so many lives.”

OnTrack is a chemical dependency treatment center in Medford, Oregon. While services focus on recovery from addictions, its programs result in restored lives, re-created families and renewed hope for abandoned and neglected children.

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