Oak Park Eagle Scouts build a fence for Sojourner House

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

By Community Editor

On April 28, Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Nate Gallagher led a team of Scouts from Troop 2 in Oak Park, along with a group of his friends, in the construction of a privacy fence for Sojourner House — a property at 324 N. Austin Ave. in Oak Park.

The house — the result of a collaboration between the nonprofit Housing Forward and the Oak Park Housing Authority — is meant for people who need immediate shelter.

The fence took two days to build and was Gallagher's Eagle Scout project, participants said. Gallagher raised $890 of his $1,000 goal through a GoFundMe campaign.

There were more Eagle Scouts who worked on the project, but who aren't pictured, participants said.

Love the Journal?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

2 Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Georgia Donovan  

Posted: July 14th, 2019 2:07 PM

Well done!

Simone Boutet  

Posted: July 2nd, 2019 9:13 PM

Thanks Nate and Troop 2 for your contribution to this project. One person leading and working with others can make a difference.

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2019

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2019 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.


            
SubscribeClassified
MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Latest Comments