Florida carpenters came to the rescue once again in Tampa Bay, by teaming with Solid Platforms to build the WILD 94.1 toy tower for the station’s annual toy drive. On Friday, December 6th, station personality Orlando climbed 30 feet to the top of the tower, where he will live in a tent for eight days to promote the Toy Drive. The tower is at the corner of Dale Mabry Highway & Columbus Drive. Last year, the event netted $30,000 in cash and gift card donations, 640 bikes and enough toys to fill four pods containers. All donations benefit the Children’s Home Network, a non-profit organization which serves as a sanctuary to abused, neglected, or abandoned children in Tampa Bay. For the past several years, Florida carpenters from Locals 1905 and 1809 have built the WILD 94.1 toy tower.
“This year, we were very proud to partner with Solid Platforms and their team of professionals and we thank them for their donation of time and materials to get the job done. We also thank General Contractor Cork Howard for helping with the permits for the event,” said James Banks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida Carpenters Regional Council. “This is, by far, the best scaffold that we have built for this event,” EST Banks said. “I want to personally thank the members and staff from Locals 1905 and 1809 for making this happen. The Council is very proud of your efforts.”
“Solid Platforms is proud to be a part of this great cause,” said David Rees, Vice President of Operations at Solid Platforms. “Partnering with FLCRC Local 1905 to help WiLD 94.1 bring smiles to the faces of countless children is truly a wonderful and humbling experience.”