The construction management firm helped Make-A-Wish build a pool, deck and accessibility lift for a Yukon girl.
The Boldt Company recently partnered with Make-A-Wish Oklahoma to build an above-ground pool with a personalized deck and lift for accessibility.
Born prematurely, 7-year-old Montana from Yukon faces many challenges such as walking. Swim therapy helps strengthen her legs while relieving some discomfort and providing an escape from the summer heat. The pool was already in place, but a special deck and lift installation were necessary to help Montana get in and out of the water safely.
Boldt project executive Matthew Boersma led the volunteer effort to build the deck and install the lift.
“Serving the people who need it most is at the heart of what we do at Boldt, which is why we take every opportunity to use our construction skills to help others,” Boersma said. “The smile on Montana’s face made all the hard work worth it.”
The project took eight weeks and more than 30 Boldt employees to complete, and the team took volunteer time off hours provided by the company. Volunteer efforts ranged from forming and placing concrete pads to installing the lift equipment and constructing and sealing the deck.
“We are so thankful that Boldt was able to help on this wish experience for Montana,” said Madison Boyle, a representative with Make-A-Wish Oklahoma. “Because of this partnership, Boldt is allowing us to grant even more wishes to local wish kids.”
Boldt’s work and the supplies needed to build the deck were provided at no cost to Montana’s family. Chance Edmonds with Knock Out Junk Removal donated additional supplies to make the project a success