Volunteers from local Home Depot Stores came together last month and helped refurbish the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7734 as part of a grant offered through the Home Depot Foundation.
The interior of the post had not seen a major facelift in over 40 years. Post members removing old wall paneling ahead of the renovation work discovered a name spray painted behind the paneling with the year 1976. If that was any indication of the last renovation, the facility was certainly overdue and Post members recognized that. In November of 2016, the Post formally applied for the Home Depot Grant through the Home Depot Foundation.
A couple of months later, the good news arrived that the grant application was accepted. Soon after, the post was able to purchase equipment and materials for the renovation, and Team Depot from the Home Depot Foundation did the rest. Over a dozen Home Depot employee volunteers from Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Paramount, Whittier, and Pico Rivera, came together and helped renovate the interior of the Post.
Renovations to the Post included the laying and installing of 2500 square feet of new flooring in the main Hall, also new flooring in the hall ways and social area, new coat of paint on the interior walls, and new ceiling tiles.
The Home Depot Foundation was established in 2011 to provide an outreach for Veterans and their families. Since its inception, the foundation has donated over $138 million to Veterans projects and has helped over 25,000 families and organizations throughout the country.