Rotary Club of Jackson is staying true to this year’s Rotary theme “Be the Inspiration.”

At the beginning of his Presidency, Art Long approached Operation Care’s Executive Director, Tammie Crabtree about a project that the club could organize for Operation Care. The outdoor play area having a shade structure has always been on the “wish list” for the staff at Operation Care.



The staff at Operation Care knew that the playground shade structure would improve the quality of life for the residents and their children at the shelter. Imagine living in a home with 13 others and not being able to enjoy the playground because the direct heat of the sun makes it unbearable on the hard plastic. The shade structure allows the children to enjoy being outside and having a few moments of normalcy.

In December, a number of Jackson Rotarians went to the Operation Care safehouse and took the time to prep the playground area and within two weeks, the shade structure was fully installed.  In January the Ledger News published a nice article about the project.