BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Sinai Hospital collaborated with the Park Heights community on Saturday to build a new playground to serve more than 600 kids, and it only took six hours to do it.
“We got so much blight in the neighborhood, rundown homes, kids need to play this is our community, our kids, our responsibility,” said George Mitchell, President of Neighborhoods UnitedREAD MORE: Get Booster Shots As Soon As You Can, Health Experts Say, As Omicron's Spread Collides With The Relentless Delta Variant
This new playground will give hundreds of neighborhood kids a place to call their own.
“There haven’t been a lot of resources available to this community, it has been a community in transition, and we want this to be a visible sign that this neighborhood is changing,” said Amy Perry, President of Sinai Hospital.
Sinai Hospital is celebrating its 150th by giving back to their community.
“At Sinai Hospital we have over 300 people who live in this community, so we are part of this neighborhood,” Perry said.READ MORE: Maryland-Based Vaccine Manufacturer Developing COVID-19 Vaccine That Targets Omicron Variant
Volunteers from Neighborhoods United, Park Heights Renaissance and the non-profit KaBOOM also joined forces to complete the project which took about 6 hours.
“Most important thing in the world, if you wake up in the morning and we are not doing anything for our children, why wake up,” Mitchell said.
It’s a labor of love and a symbol of hope for our next generation.
This is KaBOOM and Sinai’s first playground built together. In total KaBOOM has built more than 16,000 in the country.MORE NEWS: Small Business Owners Discuss Pandemic Recovery Challenges With Rep. Kweisi Mfume