The Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s Restoration Committee had the chance to collaborate with residents of the Hope Foundation in West Bay to build a storage shed.

The Foundation had contacted the Lions Club seeking assistance with erecting a storeroom at their Birch Tree Hill property.

Over the course of a week, the shed was constructed in sections at the Lions Centre before being transported to its final location for assembly on March 19.

Local retailers and members of Lions provided discounts and material donations. Building expertise was also offered, as well as assistance with materials.

“It is projects such as these that the club is seeking to partner in within the community,” said committee chairman Michael Troop. “I am so proud that the committee was able to provide assistance with such a worthy project.”

The residents at the Foundation also assisted with building the shed, as one of its goals is for participants to learn to become self-sufficient.

Lions assemble the shed frame at the Lions Centre.

Hope Foundation founder and manager Brent Hydes thanked the Lions and guests for their donation and assistance and it is hoped that participants will be able to join Lions in their community projects in the future.

The committee was established to carry out various hands-on community service projects such as small renovation and building projects.

The Foundation, which provides educational, charitable and social welfare activities connected with the habilitation and rehabilitation of men and women suffering from chemical dependency.

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman meet on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Lions Community Centre. Persons wishing to attend can reach out to a Lion for an invitation.

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