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WRPS Volunteers Makeover Richland Playground

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Dozens of volunteers from Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) spent Saturday morning sprucing up the Inland Empire Playground at Howard Amon Park in Richland.

The group known as "WRP Speed" worked on the playground for about five hours, sanding and painting the equipment to make it look new.

Organizers say they were given a list of projects from the city, and ultimately decided to makeover the playground as a way to give back to the children.

"We do work out on the Hanford site which is a benefit to the community everyday we go out to work, but it's not necessarily seen immediately...so I think it's important to show that we help in other ways too and one of our ways that we help is by doing volunteer work," said Heidi Jones, the project's organizer.

This is the first volunteer project for "WRP Speed." Organizers say they plan to host at least two projects every year.

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