ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - Hundreds of volunteers gathered Wednesday in the Maxton area of Robeson County to build a playground in just six hours.
The project was a partnership between Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina, the Lumbee Tribe and KaBOOM!
While the playground is for anyone, people who built it said the playground has a focus on accessibility for disabled children.
The site is particularly meaningful to members of the Lumbee Tribe as it was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Florence.
“What this playground will do is bring hope and healing to our people,” Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin said. “We’ve been through two hurricanes right on this very spot. This whole area where the playground is being built today was completely under three feet of water after Hurricane Florence.”
Reagan Greene Pruitt with Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina said the company has also helped build 11 other playgrounds across the state.
The playground is located at 638 Terry Sanford Road in Maxton.