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Moore Engineering donates playhouse to YWCA

The playhouse as it was used in the Holiday Lights Parade this past year. Submitted photos

Moore Engineering, Inc. in West Fargo donated a custom built playhouse for the children of the YWCA. The donation was not a typical donation as the playhouse was initially constructed and used multiple ways this winter and holiday season before ending up at the YWCA.

“The whole project was a fun process,” Matt Welle, Project Engineer at Moore Engineering said. “It’s exciting to utilize the various talents throughout our office allowing the project to take shape in the many different ways it has. We hope this playhouse continues to provide memories for the children of the YWCA.”

The playhouse was constructed and used as a gingerbread house on a float in the Holiday Lights Parade in downtown Fargo-Moorhead in November. Next it landed in Lindenwood Park for the Holiday Lights Tour in December. Then Moore Engineering staff spent many hours after work transforming and refinishing the playhouse in space provided by Pro Landscapers. Finally, Pro Landscapers used large equipment to deliver the playhouse to the YWCA shelter. The house was delivered for use at the YWCA Cass Clay’s Transitional Housing program.

“Moore Engineering continually strives to donate time and money to our community in various ways, and we felt this was a unique and fun way to give back,” Jeff Volk, CEO of Moore Engineering said. “With great partners like Pro Landscapers also providing their time and resources, we’re happy to give the playhouse a new home at the YWCA and look forward to doing more projects like this in the future.”

The program where the playhouse now resides provides low-income families in the community secure, affordable housing and support. The program served 22 women and 26 children in 2013.