Preston Taylor Ministries Receives 2020 Service Project from Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville
June 26th, 2020
In June 2018, the children at Nashville's Preston Taylor Ministries were playing in their open playground when an intruder appeared and pointed a gun at them, causing them to flee inside. For its 2020 Good Friday Service Project, Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville committed to securing the playground's perimeter via the donation and installation of secure perimeter fence systems.
Working through exceptional circumstances up to Good Friday, April 10, 2020, Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville completed the installation of 545 linear feet of a 6-foot-high, black vinyl coated, Class 2B, chain link fence system with top and bottom rails and 147 linear feet of a 6-foot-high Ameristar Montage Plus ornamental steel fence system with flush top and bottom rails and special 3-inch air space for playgrounds. D&D Technologies' MagnaLatch self-latching devices were installed with self-closing devices at each single swing gate entrance, further enhancing the playground's security.
"The planning and installation of 2020's Good Friday Service Project were impacted, but not canceled, by the COVID-19 work restrictions," said Derek Smith, Chief Operating Officer. "Given the constraints and needing to employ a modified crew schedule, rather than have our entire staff working as in the past, completing the project to provide Preston Taylor's facility with a comprehensive playground security fence system was completed over the course of a few weeks."
"I am so thankful for our friends at Rio Grande Fence Company and for the great job they did installing a fence, not only to secure the area that we have for children to play in and learn about God and teamwork but just have a fun time," said Chan Sheppard, Executive Director of Preston Taylor Ministries. "Not only can they feel safe, they can also be inspired by the look and the feel of a space that's well-maintained."
About Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville
Since 1958, Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville has been installing and repairing fences for commercial and industrial projects. Business owners, general contractors, government agencies, and sports facilities throughout the Mid-South turn to RGF for perimeter security and peace of mind. The Company won the American Fence Association National Fence Contractor of the Year Award in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.
Since it began in 2015, the annual Good Friday Service Project provides an enduring, visible tribute to the faith and ideals which Lee Roy Smith, Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville's Founder, strived to achieve in life and business. Each year, RGF selects a local non-profit with perimeter security needs and provides all materials and installation for a new, commercial-grade fence at no cost to the organization.
About Preston Taylor Ministries
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