Saturday wasn’t the sunniest, but the actions of Kaboom! and volunteers definitely made the Woodbridge neighborhood a little brighter.

More than 280 volunteers descended on a lot on Canfield Street at the Woodbridge Community Youth Center to put together a playground and urban garden in just one day – six hours, in fact.

Volunteers work together to move mulch in the Woodbridge neighborhood. Daily Detroit photo.

To make that happen, they mixed 20,000 pounds of concrete, shoveled mulch, installed a fence surrounding the playground, painted art work and assembled a new playground structure in just six hours as part of the one-day build.

The new playground is exclusively designed from drawings by children in the community, and serves 4,500 students.

Volunteers plant at Kaboom! in Woodbridge – Daily Detroit photo

As an added bonus, at the ribbon cutting, Delta Airlines surprised attendees with a check to the Woodbridge Community Youth Center for $10,000, which will assist the organization with long-term maintenance of the playground and support the programs it provides.

The Kaboom Volunteers celebrate their success. Press Photo.
The Kaboom Volunteers celebrate their success. Press Photo.

The project was made possible by KABOOM!, a national non-profit that has put together more than 16,000 playgrounds and Delta Airlines, which has a large presence here in the Detroit area.

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