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Toyota volunteers help to rebuild Oakland City park

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Volunteers from Toyota also brought their families along to help out and see the new community center. Volunteers from Toyota also brought their families along to help out and see the new community center.
OAKLAND CITY, IN (WFIE) -

The storm that tore through Oakland City back in July destroyed Wirth Park. Saturday, that park finally got the facelift it needed.

It was all a part of Toyota's National Lands Day. More than 50 volunteers from Toyota rolled up their sleeves to clear storm debris and restore the park's beauty.

Toyota donated $8,000 to fill in gravel playgrounds, rebuild the sand volleyball court, paint the existing buildings and hang new swing sets. They chose to beautify Wirth park because they knew what it meant to a community that was ravaged so severely by that storm.

"We decided Oakland City would be a great place with all the storm damage that occurred here a few months ago," said Toyota Motors President Norm Bafunno. "We're just happy to cleanup this park and really make it useful for the neighbors and the people in this community."

Volunteers from Toyota also brought their families along to help out and see the new community center. 14 News met several kids who were excited to see their park restored.

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