Posted: JUNE 5, 6:59 AM
I am a loyal follower of Rockhoundblog since it was first launched in 1999. Since then I have learned so much about the craft of rockhounding. I have also met so many wonderful people who have taught me so much much about the technical working of a rock. But the most wonderful thing about all of this is that we also learn as a group to reach out to the community.
Just last month, May, we have started a project for St Pius Home for the Aged foundation. They have a garden, but during the summer months and rainy days, our elder friends are unable to go out and have fun on it. They do not even have the means to just go just take a peep because the weather extremities render them exhausted. Because of this, we have come up of the best solution. We decided to build a stone shed for them.
What is different with this shed and what relates it to rockhounding? It was made of pure rock which also made it durable and lasting. Our materials are approved by professional engineers, so there’s no worries that it would cause an accident over time. No paints were used for the making of this or other aesthetics materials. We only use the natural rocks used for build houses.
The colors? Rockhounders sent their piece and pieces which we then collected and used to form a design. With the accumulation of colored stones we have put together, the shed we created looked more magical. It created personality for something so stiff. Most of all, it created a shelter to those elders we have at the foundation.
Try doing something with your rock collections today, and be amazed on how it could change other people’s lives.