Construction Trades Students Provide Concrete Driveway for Non-Profit Compassionate Hands

October 28, 2016

YUKON – Just a few steps from the location of a community service project completed last year, students enrolled in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Construction Trades program have been at it again.

On the heels of planning and constructing an outdoor food storage building for the non-profit Manna Pantry, students now have designed and constructed a concrete driveway and pad for a van owned by neighboring non-profit Compassionate Hands.

Students provided knowhow and labor at no charge, said CV Tech instructor Brian Deason. The Yukon Rotary Club raised the money to pay for materials for the driveway. Another area business is donating a covered metal carport.

Compassionate Hands was organized in 1993 by the Yukon Ministerial Alliance, area business leaders and residents. The non-profit organization serves as a clearinghouse and referral agency for support services to area families in need.

The Compassionate Hands Care-A-Van provides affordable transportation for the elderly and the physically impaired for medical, nutrition, employment, social, recreational and shopping needs.

Concrete is a component of the curriculum within the Construction Trades program.