SPOKANE-- A community center in North Spokane will get some much needed improvements this weekend.
About 150 people from Comcast will volunteer their time to fix up the building that serves thousands in Spokane. They will gather Saturday at the Northeast Community Center to refurbish it.
Volunteers will do everything from fix the roof to the paint the walls, which are overdue for a new coat. They will also tend to the gazebo roof, repair sheds and benches, pull weeds and garden.
The community center’s director said volunteers will help the center tackle projects that would otherwise take them years to get to.
“When people like those from Comcast step forward and provide us a way to expand our resources it allows us to use cash in other ways. They’re giving the labor that surely underwrites what we’re all trying to do here: helping families become and remain self sufficient,” Jean Farmer said.
The center hosts nine different non-profits and provides programs and medical clinics that help families, senior citizens and children. It also makes computers available for job searches and personal use. Beyond that, the center serves meals and provides an education for 300 preschoolers.
Comcast plans to have more than 2,200 volunteers from the company work on a dozen projects around the state on Saturday.