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June 20, 2013

The Home Depot to assist with remodeling at Constantine American Legion

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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American Legion Post #223 in Constantine recently obtained a grant for $10,900 from the Home Depot Foundation. The money will be used to remodel six bathrooms at the Legion, and new flooring will be put down in the breakfast area Wednesday and Thursday (June 19-20). In addition, employees at the Three Rivers Home Depot volunteered their free labor.

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Shown (left to right) in the accompanying photo are American Legion Commander Ralph Karcher and Legion members Butch Seymour and Steve Brewer, and Home Depot employees Angel Johnson, Janet Bender, Katie Morris, Logan Bobell, Jessica Kline, Jordan Woodstock and Steve Wagner. Bobell is a team captain at Home Depot and assisted the Legion apply for the grant. “The Home Depot Foundation is a non-profit organization with a focus on assisting veterans. Employees juggled their schedules to come in to help, and we’ve got more people coming in tomorrow.  It’s a company that likes to give back to the community,” Bobell said. He added that Glidden donated ten gallons of paint to the project. Commander Karcher said members of the Legion were grateful for all the work done on their behalf.

Source:  News story and photos contributed by Angie Birdsall.

One Comment

  1. Angie Birdsall

    The American Legion is most appreciative of the Home Depot Foundation and efforts of the Three Rivers emplloyees. Logan Bobell is from Constantine. He was in the Scouts, and said he has great respect for the Legion. The Legion frequently partners with the Scouts for ceremonies and activities. Recently they got together for a flag burning ceremony. Commander Karcher said they were going to treat the Home Depot workers to lunch (Piper’s.) I was impressed with how happy everyone from Home Depot was working together on this.. a “happy work crew.” I Googled the Home Depot Foundation website and they’ve spent millions on similar programs, and not just for our veterans. It’s a very good thing all the way around. (Thanks Home Depot Foundation!)

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