A team of five from Wayne’s Environmental Services spent the early part of December at La Baliza, working on several projects across the ranch. The main, heavy-lifting project was pouring a sidewalk in front of the new school building. This was completed, plus one slab was poured on the side of the school. They also poured a concrete slab/walkway between the water area and the electrical room. This had been an exposed area that was susceptible to damage/etc. Now it is covered up and secured.
Both entry gates were cleaned, sanded and stained by the ladies on the trip. About 50% of the paint was scraped off for the church/common area, in preparation for repainting. Finally, the team built four bookshelves and began to prepare them for sanding and staining. These bookshelves will go in the classrooms of the school.
The team was greatly impacted by how the Hasletts’ and the La Baliza staff who have such a heart for the boys. Each member of the team shared how they loved hearing stories from the Hasletts and getting to know the people at La Baliza. It was a privilege to spend some time working alongside them.