Members of the Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) helped Christian City celebrate more than 40 years of ministry to children in need as it completed the utility construction portion of the Children’s Village at Christian City.
The monumental and costly project, which will make Christian City’s services for children modern, includes 12 duplex homes with a total of 24 families located on the Christian City property with two foster children per home.
Christian City began as a dream of several families in the early 1960s who became concerned over the lack of services for children and senior adults. The first children’s cottage opened its doors in 1965, and since then thousands of abused and abandoned children from all over Georgia have received a loving, caring home-like environment at Christian City.
Now 40 years later, Christian City continues to serve children, and its newest endeavor is the creation of a Children’s Village at Christian City. This is where GUCA and many of its 550 member companies have stepped in to help with this project in a major way by donating materials, time and labor. This jump start by the GUCA will give Christian City’s new Children’s Village the momentum it needs to continue to expand its services.
The following GUCA member companies volunteered by giving substantial time, labor and materials valued at more than $871,000.
Strack Inc., pipeline installation; Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc., waterline installation; Richard R. Harp Excavation Inc. dirt take offs; Foley Products Inc., all concrete manholes; Southeast Culvert, reduced prices on CTD, HDPE and headwalls; Contech Construction Products, 219-ft. aluminum CMP no-charge; Ferguson Waterworks, water parts; Hayes Pipe Supply, water parts; National Waterworks, all PVC pipe; East Jordan Iron Works, all manhole rings and covers; Southeast Construction Products, concrete grade rings; Premier Utilities and Services Inc., pipe fittings; North Georgia Concrete, headwalls; Pipeline Services, testing; Vulcan Materials, 1,200 tons of stone at half price; AUC, 48-ft. Jack and 16-in. bore; H’s Masonry Inc., inverts; Carl Moore, curb and gutter; APAC, paving at a $23,000 discount; Michael Walden, two hydrants; Tom Davidson & Sons Inc., two hydrants; Mueller, two hydrants; Goodfellow & Associates, hydrant; United Rentals Trench Safety, equipment rental; MSP Rents Atlanta, equipment rental; P.E.P., installation of 6,000-ft. silt fence; EFS Inc., silt fence, gabions and matting; Landscape Depot, tree save fence; and Rochester Engineers, plans and specs.