Volunteers renovate local American Legion post

Posted at 8:35 AM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 10:35:16-04

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    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (WNEM) — A local American Legion post is getting major improvements worthy of a parade just in time for Veterans Day.

The American Legion Post 110 in Mt. Pleasant is a center piece for Mid-Michigan veterans. The Home Depot Foundation awarded the post a grant to give the building a much-needed renovation.

“We couldn’t do it on our own,” said Rich Young, commander of the post.

The structure has seen better days after serving local veterans for the past 60-plus years.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the hall got some much-needed renovations thanks to employees from the Home Depot who volunteered their own time to help out.

“This building has been here since 1955. Everything is out of shape – the plumbing, the electrical, everything. So this was really a godsend for them to come in and help the veterans,” Young said.

The volunteers said they were honored to help.

“When you go home you really know you made an impact in your community. So you really sleep well that night,” said Mark Shurlow, store manager at the Home Depot in Mt. Pleasant.

Shurlow said making this place look a little better for veterans who served his country is the least he can do.

“These people gave us our freedoms right? And in all walks of life, so anything we can do for them just repays them in the smallest way for the big price that they paid for us,” Shurlow said.

Shurlow said Home Depot will be back in the spring to give the outside of the American Legion a new look.

As for Young, he appreciates all that Home Depot is doing for veterans and he can’t wait to see the finished product.

“Thanks. The veterans of Isabella County thank them. Our members thank them,” Young said.

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