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What Did You
We appreciate each and every person who helped us support the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Girls Inc., the Nature Conservancy and the National Park Foundation. We received hundreds of creative submissions from all over the country during the program, which ended May 31, 2015.
Marv built a double-sided eagle from wood. One side has the UP Shield and the other has the logo of Union Pacific's Utah Service Unit. The eagle hangs above the front door to the UP office building at Salt Lake City, Utah. Now show us something you’ve built and have $100 donated in your name to one of four charities. Don’t delay, the deadline is May 31!
@akjackymoon built a trophy case. "We had a lot of trophies sitting around my High School's Band room, so for my Eagle Scout project, I decided to handcraft a trophy case with lights to show off our trophies!" Now show us what you've built and have $100 donated in your name to one of four charities. Visit up.com/whatdidyoubuild.
@shelby_stigers and her students built a physical finite element analysis of rail. “This year the first class of students with a rail transportation engineering degree will graduate from Penn State University – Altoona. The program is the first baccalaureate degree program of its kind. To graduate, students have to create a senior capstone project. We decided to use polarized light to make a physical finite element analysis of rails. It will be used in class to teach other aspiring engineers about defects in rails and how they grow.” Now show us something you’ve built and have $100 donated in your name to one of four charities. Don’t delay, the deadline is May 31!
@artifactbags built a field bag. "I designed and built the field bag using 18 oz waxed twill and Horween leather. The hardware is solid brass and hand-aged. The bag is inspired by early game bags and World War II field gear." Show off something you've built and have $100 donated in your name to one of four charities. Visit up.com/whatdidyoubuild.
@dabasedgodmomma built a tiny house on wheels. "I took a Ford F-350 mini wheelchair bus and converted it into a tiny house on wheels! It has a queen sofa bed, TV, shower, toilet, full kitchen, 12-volt marine batters for power and lots of personality!" Show off something you've built and have $100 donated in your name to one of four charities. Visit up.com/whatdidyoubuild.
Jesus built a home. “I bought my home in February 2010. I have worked for Union Pacific in West Colton, California, for seven years. I enjoy working with my hands, so I’ve done 90 percent of the work on my home with my own two hands. I thank UP for always making sure we all look out for each other so I can make it back home at the end of the day.” Show off something you've built and have $100 donated in your name to one of four charities. Visit up.com/whatdidyoubuild.
@donaldsshade built an ice box. “Four weeks ago I built an ice box out of 10 cedar fence planks. The elevated box is on caster wheels and it surrounds a 48 quart ice chest. I posted a photo of what I built on Instagram and friends started asking if I could build one for them. Tomorrow, I put the finishing touches on my 23rd ice box. The surprising interest in what I’ve built has allowed me to stay busy doing what I love to do: planning, measuring, cutting, shaping and assembling wood into something others seem to enjoy.” Show off something you’ve built and have $100 donated in your name to one of four charities. Visit up.com/whatdidyoubuild.
Jim built this model of a Spanish ship called “Man of War of the Santisima Trinidad.” “The original ship was built in Havana in the 1760s. The model measures 42" long, 32" high and 6.3" wide. The hull is built using the classic double-plank on frame method. The model includes 110 guns and 22 sails.”
Ed built this restored 1956 Galton Hot Rod Pedal car. “I removed all the paint, sanded it and repainted the body and wheels. I also hand painted all letters, graphics, number and pin stripes. I made a new seat and covered it in red leather. To finish it off, I replaced the chain, pedal, hood ornament and hub caps.” To submit something you’ve built, go to up.com/whatdidyoubuild.