LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - It may seem dangerous to give a girl a power tool.
But each hit this playground takes from Michaela Schick, brings kids at the Salvation Army on 8th Street one step closer to a safer space to play.
"I just love seeing the smiles on everyone's faces and just making a difference," said Schick.
Schick is part of UW-La Crosse's Habitat for Humanity. Saturday, girls from the group drilled, smashed and plied out a playground to make room for one that's safer for the kids of La Crosse to play on.
"To give these kids a new play set and not have them going to the hospital with splinters 'cause they want somewhere to play that's safe. And, having an actual safe, fun environment for them to go to is amazing," said Tara Noye, president of UW-La Crosse's Habitat for Humanity.
"I think it's going to be made of more of a composite wood so it won't rot easily on them and they won't get slivers, the kids," Schick added.
Noye said the group is out to help make La Crosse an even better place.
"It may take a little work, but afterwards it's a great feeling to see what you do," she said.
UW-L's Habitat for Humanity put aside two days to complete this project. It took them just two hours.
The girls from UW-L's Habitat for Humanity also hope to help out with building the new playground the La Crosse Fire Department is installing Oct. 3 and 4.