#WeSeeYouKSHB: Kansas City man offers disinfecting service of playgrounds for free

Posted at 8:17 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 12:47:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — A Kansas City man is hoping his volunteer work will get kids back out on the playgrounds sooner rather than later.

“Volunteer work is always good work. Actually, I think it’s the best work," said Jason Stark, E & J Remodeling.

For the past three years, Stark has been busy running his own home remodeling company until the COVID-19 pandemic slowed business down.

“Just last week we lost about $3,000 worth of jobs and I started seeing a lot of free time popping up in the near future, so I wanted to do something that was also helpful for the community and would keep me busy as well," said Stark.

Stark is looking to fill his free time with volunteer work, getting the idea from businesses like his across the country.

“On Facebook, there's a few groups on the east coast that are doing this and they’re sanitizing all the playgrounds and everything," said Stark.

Since the start of the pandemic, doctors have told 41 Action News that without disinfection, COVID-19 can remain on surfaces for days. That means the neighborhood playground could be a potential way to spread the virus.

Stark is hoping he can help clean the playgrounds with his power washer and CDC recommended chemicals. His goal is to disinfect both public and private playgrounds for free for anyone who needs it.

“Hopefully it helps, I’m not a CDC professional or anything like that, so I can’t tell you exactly what’s going to happen, but as long as we’re keeping the playgrounds clean and everything, at least it could be helpful," said Stark.

If you're interested in connecting with Stark, call 913-361-9068 or send him a message via Facebook.