It’s not extreme, but it is a makeover a long time coming to the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Soda Springs.
Duff Woolsey, a Vietnam veteran, spent hours filling out paperwork to apply for a grant through Home Depot, and they gave it to him.
“It’s about $5,00 that we gave as a store and company to help out this facility, which is something we are more than willing to do, it’s the right thing to do,” Home Depot Store Director Carthell Williams said.
Not only did Home Depot donate the money to finish the project, they also brought the man-power to get things done.
“Fencing, we’re going to get a new barbeque, get new lighting, and we have a group of associates that are skilled enough to do that,” Williams said.
The team working on the project traveled from Pocatello, and they came on their day off from work to donate their efforts to the cause.
“I love it. This is just a small town of 3,000 people. It means a lot to everybody here for them to come and do this for us. Really, it’s going to make this building a lot nice,” Wolsey said.
“It improves the whole outlook. People drive down the road and see this beautiful fence; they’re going to say ‘what a beautiful town!’” Gary Ray, veteran, said.
For more on the Home Depot’s grant program you can visit http://homedepotfoundation.org/page/applying-for-a-grant