David Wayne Piercy was a life-long resident at Especially Kidz, a facility that specializes in long term care for children and young adults with special mental and physical needs. Piercy’s niece, Britney Bannon, is collecting bottle caps to have recycled into a bench for the facility to honor him.

Britney Bannon is collecting bottle caps to help provide Especially Kidz with a bench.

“My uncle was a resident there at Especially Kidz for – I can’t give you the exact number of years – it was like 40-something years,” she said. “He was one of the first residents at that facility and he actually passed away a couple days before Christmas. I thought it would be a good way to remember him to collect caps and make a bench.”