LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Healing through helping others was the goal of an event in the Richmont Terrace neighborhood on Wednesday.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, enlisted the help of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville to conduct a beautification project in the area. Volunteers painted park benches and a swing-set, landscaped the community playground and assisted in the installation of a little free library at Highland Park Missionary Baptist Church.
TAPS is a national young adult program geared towards helping children and families grieving the loss of a military loved one.
"Not only are we doing a service project with habitat for humanity, we're getting out in the community and helping others find their own new normal," Renee Monczynski of TAPS said. "So by helping build this playground we're helping other kids who have had tragedy and grief in their life find a new normal and find happiness and joy in the everyday."
More TAPS information can be found here.
Habitat for Humanity will build 20 new homes in the Richmont Terrace neighborhood over the next three years, according to a release. Five of those homes have already been dedicated.