Westview continues to have projects for which we request financial assistance. A few of those current projects are:
Activity Area Restrooms/Pavilion –This project was fully funded with a grant and is now in the construction phase! Thank you!
This facility would provide restrooms and a sheltering pavilion for individuals participating in activities at the site of the pending Ropes Course and future shooting sports areas and Frisbee Golf
Storage Container for Activity Pavilion Area
This container will be used to protect and store ropes course ropes from the elements when not in use. It will also serve as a storage space for various shooting sports targets and equipment and Frisbee Golf discs when they are not in use.
Storm Safety Shelter (Park & Molloy)
This facility would provide one State Fire Marshal approved, external, storm shelter for those staying at Park and/or Molloy House. Currently, if a storm were to arise, the protocol is for occupants to gather in a hallway and cover themselves with mattresses. Though this is an approved method, an actual storm shelter would provide far greater safety in the event of cataclysmic weather.
Frisbee Golf Course – This project was fully funded with a gift from a donor and is now in the design phase! Thank you!
This course would provide for physical activity for boys, staff, and guests of the Home.
These facilities would provide for a wide range of activities for our boys and staff. These facilities are intended for the use of air rifles and air pistols, as well as shooting clays with a shotgun. In the past, boys from Westview have competed in various state 4-H shooting sports events and have represented Oklahoma at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Contest in Grand Island, Nebraska. Several of our staff members have been trained to teach shooting skills, and are working with both young men from Westview and youth from the Hollis community. Further, one staff member is a former law enforcement officer who has received extensive firearms training. With the training these individuals have received, we are well suited to provide firearms training for boys who are in our program.
These porches would provide an enclosed and protected area replacing existing screened porches that allow weather to blow through the structures exposing items on the porches to the elements. Much of the wood of the existing structures is in need of replacement as it is.
Replacement Pickup Trucks
We make our pickups last as long as safely possible, but we now need to replace two of our pickup trucks at our houses. These vehicles are use to transport boys and to work with our animal programs. We have a source for good, used trucks; we need a person or group to fund these replacements.
Mitchell House Carport – This project is fully funded with a grant and contractors are being scheduled! Thank you!
This renovation would enclose the western side of the carport, eliminating the effects of wind blowing through the existing carport structures. This would improve the sheltering effectiveness of the carport and reduce wind damage to storm doors and other items in the carport area.
Propane/Natural Gas Backup Power
These generators would kick on automatically providing a steady supply of electricity during power outages caused by storms or system failures. They would be fueled by either the existing propane tanks, that also feed furnaces, or they would be connected to the natural gas provided to the south campus through Navitas Natural Gas.
Saunders House Basement
Rain falling onto the ground finds its way into the basement through cracks between cinderblocks. Through this project, water will be diverted away from the house and channeled through a drainage system.
Blinds – This project was fully funded and is now complete! Thank you!
These blinds would replace existing (or now missing) window treatments that provide for privacy within boys’ rooms and meet the requirements set by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Mattress Replacement – A church fully funded this project and the mattresses are on campus! Thank you!
From time to time, Westview replaces the worn-out mattresses on our young men’s beds with new ones. To get the appropriate bedding, this project has an $8,000 budget.
For more information about helping with these projects, please email Terry Owens (email@example.com), or phone him at (580) 688-9281.