Help Needed, Help Appears — That’s Community

Shawn and Son

By Tom Oliver

Occasionally you get to witness an act of true community.

This started on April 26 when the Observer ran a short piece on the need at Americas Youth for someone to install 1,200 square feet of flooring that had been donated to them.

With his annual summer camp rapidly approaching, John Gilbert, the director of the organization, was concerned that the building would not be ready in time for the daily influx of the underserved children of our community.

But in reply to the call for help, Shawn Randolf of Randolf Remodeling and his son stepped right up to volunteer for the task.

With his normal heavy workload, Shawn doesn’t have much time to take on regular volunteer work, but he heard of a need in our community and promptly stepped in to fill it. A grateful John Gilbert called it “a God thing.”

A well-earned thanks goes out to Shawn and his crew from the community of people who support the Americas Youth program.

Their generosity in giving of time and talent will have a continuing positive impact on the Americas Youth program.

You can thank Shawn directly and/or learn more about his work from his website;

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John Goshco
John Goshco (@guest_69227)
7 months ago

Thanks to you both for the generous donation of your time.

Chuck Hall
Chuck Hall (@guest_69234)
7 months ago

Thanks for your generosity and help.

Len Kreger
Len Kreger (@guest_69254)
6 months ago


Julie Ferreira
Julie Ferreira(@julie-ferreira)
6 months ago

The floor looks really really good. Such an improvement. These guys definitely deserve a SHOUT OUT! Hoping we can finish the edges in time for camp.