‘Troubled bridge’ over Welch Creek

This summer at Good Grief Day Camp, children bereaved by the death of a parent or sibling learned a lot about crossing bridges on their own unique grief journey. Temporary repairs to the rustic bridge were completed just in time for camp, but much more needs to be done.

If it sounds like a project you might enjoy, Conley Outreach is seeking volunteers and donations to finish improvements by fall. Volunteers and donors will have the opportunity throw their own ‘creek rocks’ or carve a name in a bridge board as part of the re-opening ceremonies. In the new year, Conley plans an innovative Grief Walk for adults and families who will utilize the newly repaired bridge.

For more information, call Carol Alfrey, executive director, Conley Outreach Community Services, at (630) 365-2880 or send an e-mail to calfrey@att.net.

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