Iowa State alumnus Nate Evans builds community through woodworkingMay 3, 2021
Nate Evans, an Iowa State University alumnus and teacher in Ankeny, is the founder of Wood Working with a Purpose. The nonprofit has built more than 1,000 desks for children in central Iowa who are studying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Evans, his team, and their work has been featured on The Ridge Ankeny, We Are Iowa, the Ames Tribune, WHO 13 Des Moines, Good Morning America and KCCI 8 Des Moines.
- The Ridge Ankeny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-YDrjG_2JE
- We Are Iowa: https://www.weareiowa.com/article/features/producers-picks/building-desks-for-kids-learning-from-home-woodworking-with-a-purpose-outlets-of-des-moines/524-4293491c-c6fe-4d2f-a20f-be394d48c176
- Ames Tribune: https://www.amestrib.com/story/news/2021/02/16/woodworking-purpose-build-and-give-away-100-plus-desks-ames-feb-20/6762934002/
- WHO 13 Des Moines: https://who13.com/news/local-company-builds-desks-for-students-helps-woodworking-with-a-purpose/
- Good Morning America: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/teacher-building-thousands-desks-kids-work-spaces-home-75282252
- KCCI 8 Des Moines: https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-teacher-volunteers-builds-600-desks-for-students-learning-from-home/35173718
Want to learn more about the nonprofit and how you can help?
Check out their Facebook page @WoodworkingwithaPurposeAnnouncements