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Volunteers unite to renovate home for veterans

1 year ago Sunday, September 29, 2013 8:33:10 AM CDT September 29, 2013 Sunday, September 29 2013 Sep 29, 2013 in News

BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers renovated a transitional home Saturday as part of a service project for veterans.

Community members from Volunteers of America and The Home Depot volunteered their time to pressure wash, paint, and garden at the Garfield Transitional Home for Veterans.

The volunteers built new stairs to enter the home, built benches, pressure washed the foundation of the home, and painted all of the walls inside.

Volunteer of America spokesperson Amanda Gustavson says the project is funded by a $ 9,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation.

The project is part of a larger service campaign that runs through Veteran's Day, and the campaign will include more than 300 other service projects to improve the lives of veterans.

Earl Jourdan, resident of the Garfield Transitional Home, says that the home helps veterans become a vital part of society by providing them with the assistance and coaching they need to get back on their feet.

Volunteers worked from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to complete the project.

 

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