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Rotary Club and Habitat For Humanity build park in Fort Myers

Posted at 10:58 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 10:58:08-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Thanks to some hard work and love, children in one Lee County neighborhood have a new place to play.

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build a community park at Majorca Palms in the Tice area.

About two dozen Rotarians spent the morning of Saturday, July 20 laying down sod and installing new playground equipment to benefit 175 children and 150 families in the neighborhood.

“Being able to play outside contributes to both the physical and mental health of the children, not to mention enhancing the social aspects of the neighborhood,” said Kerri Goldsmith, the current president of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South. “One of Rotary's areas of focus is child and maternal health. This project ties in perfectly with that mission.”

Funding for the park came from Keurig, Dr. Pepper and KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization that promotes safe and engaging places for outdoor play. Still, additional funding from Rotary was necessary to cover expenses associated with the playground’s completion.