Army Lends Hand at Morning Star Boys Ranch | Community Spirit
Members of the U.S. Army Recruiting Office in North Spokane as well the 1041st Transportation Company of the Washington National Guard were at the Morning Star Boys Ranch today finishing up a project started in February by the Navy Sea-Bees.
Ron Irwin, the Communications Coordinator for Morning Star says that the work being done goes deeper than just giving the boys a nicer living space. Irwin thinks having the Army there today gives the boys the opportunity see people in the community trying to help them and gives them an opportunity to see people in their peer group giving back.
The partnership started when Irwin asked SFC Justin Musson if he and his soldiers could be involved. Musson was happy to lend a hand. Along with Capt. Jonathan Emery they brought a crew including Non-Commission Officers to take on the task of painting the newly remodeled Murphy House.
Emery says that his office has soldiers volunteering often, “its about making sure we contribute to the communities we're in.”
The 1041st Transportation Company also brought along a Humvee for the boys to explore. The young men had fun strapping on gear and checking out the view from behind the wheel of the Army rig.
This remodel is just one of the few great things that have happened recently for the home. Last year they were able to launch a community services program to help families that are in or at risk for crisis. Along with that one of their residents was the recipient of the 2013 Chase Youth Award for Courage.
To find out more about the Morning Star Boys Ranch and to see more pictures from the Army's visit today go to http://www.facebook.com/morningstarboysranch