Local Volunteer Hits A Home Run By Donating His Time And Tractor To Till Our Community Garden

Robert Cookieman Webb responded immediately to a Facebook post that appealed to our need for someone with a tractor and the time to till the earth at our community garden in the Smithfield Neighborhood. Within hours of posting our request, he said he was willing to get right on it and be of service!

He made contact with Otis Steele, Firehouse Shelter Maintenance Supervisor, who directed him to the site and let him go to work. Within a few hours, the garden was tilled and ready to be planted! Way to go Robert!

This will be the second year that The Firehouse Shelter has planted a community garden. Volunteers are needed to serve one week at a time to plant, water, fertilize, weed and nurture the vegetables, herbs, spices and fruits. All of the food grown is brought to the Shelter or to one of our housing programs to benefit the men participating in one of our programs.

Interested in helping? Contact Kelly Wallace at kwallace@firehouseshelter.com or Otis Steele at osteele@firehouseshelter.com. This is a great opportunity for your church, small group, youth group, or as a family to give back to those most in need in our community!