Ron Reynolds, our new general operations coordinator, has been hard at work making sure the facilities are well maintained, safe, and secure for the families and children we serve.
Ron brings with him a rich history of working for non-profits, drawn to them, he says, because of a common mission to create a space where everyone contributes and no one is left behind. Once an operations manager for Good Will Industries, Ron’s mission was “helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.”
As manager of Lewiston’s Habitat Store, the main fundraising element for the Lewiston – Clarkston Partners Habitat For Humanity organization, he worked to“ bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.” Now, as General Operations Coordinator for Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program, he brings powerful experience and background to advance our program’s mission to “strengthen families and prepare children for lifelong learning through the combined efforts of staff, parents and the community”.
Last week, Ron supervised the removal of several locust trees from the fenced-in area facing 19th Avenue, behind the main office building. Ron explained that, unfortunately, the trees were diseased, and could potentially shed branches, thus posing a hazard to staff and children. The plan is to replace the locust trees with 6 flowering plum and cherry trees. They will line the back fence providing shade and beauty behind the garden spot where children are busy this time of year planting vegetable seeds. Children and families will care for the garden throughout the summer, rewarded by the fresh vegetables they glean, and the opportunity to “play in the dirt.”
We are happy to welcome Ron Reynolds to our staff. His values and work ethic are a great match for this hard-working organization.
Contact Ron Reynolds at (208) 743-6573 Ext: 222