CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Camp Pendleton’s North Terrace Elementary School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the school’s new track, Sept. 2.
Glen Bullock, a former Marine and owner of a local construction company, volunteered time, materials and equipment for the project.
“It feels great to be able to help out like this,” said Bullock. “I did 10 years in the Marine Corps and my wife and I don’t have kids so this is a great way to help out and give back to the community.”
Bullock also encouraged his employees and associates, several of them former service members, to join him and volunteer their time and skill to work on the project.
The former service members provided additional construction materials and expertise for the project, which began early August and took three weeks to complete.
“It’s a labor of love for former service members to be able to help out like this,” said Bullock.
The school’s running team provided handmade gifts and cards to Bullock and expressed their gratitude for his hard work.
The ceremony culminated with a celebratory lap by the school’s running team around the new track.
“We didn’t have a track before, so I’m grateful for Glenn for donating 100 percent of his time and resources in building the track,” said Carrasco.
North Terrace Elementary School belongs to the Oceanside Unified School District and is one of three base schools part of that district. It serves more than 800 pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students on base.