The Dover Police Department and Lowe’s of Camden and Dover, DE is excited to announce a joint community service project at the Elizabeth W. Murphey School. From August 27th-30th, representatives from the Lowe’s Hero Team, the Dover Police Department’s Police Athletic League, and officers from the Delaware Department of Correction will work together to complete several projects to improve the outdoor recreation area of the Elizabeth W. Murphey School.
These projects include:
-Clearing the baseball/kickball field of grass and weeds and adding a Diamond-Tech mixture to the infield and re-grading the outfield to level the ground
-Clear grass and weeds from the volleyball and horse-shoe pit areas and adding new sand to each as well as building new backstops for the horse-shoe pits.
-Replacing rotting wood trim with vinyl weatherproof trim in the pavilion
-Cleaning and repainting basketball courts (Budget and time permitting)
The goal of the project is to provide Murphey School residents a reason to get outside and enjoy the space and participate in more outdoor activities. The area will also provide a safe and inviting location for the Dover Police Department’s Police Athletic League to continue its Summer Youth Academy and other recreational activities and events with area youth.
“For the past 10 years, Lowe’s has embraced employee involvement within the community through the Lowe’s Heroes program. In that 10 years, Lowe’s has participated in more than 1,300 projects nationwide, and contributed more than $1.3 million in materials.
Lowe’s is not just a store in the community, Lowe’s is part of the community.” said assistant store manager Stephen Freeman of the Camden, Delaware Lowe’s. “This project at the Murphey School will give students a reason to get outside and enjoy the space. It will also provide a safe and inviting location for the Dover Police Department’s Police Athletic League to continue its Summer Youth Academy. We believe by working together with the community, we can build something bigger. Transforming lives one community at a time has been the mission of Lowe’s Heroes since the volunteer program began in our stores more than a decade ago.” said Freeman
The work is scheduled to begin on August 27th (weather permitting). The project will wrap-up with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 30th at 3:00PM. (ceremony time subject to change).