Volunteers from local Home Depot Stores came together last month and helped refurbish the American Legion Post 411 as part of a grant offered through the Home Depot Foundation.
The facility that Post 411 occupies was donated to the American Legion in 1951 by a manufacturing company. The building is believed to be approximately 100 years old. Since the donation of the building, the facility hasn’t seen any major upgrades. It has only been kept up with minor repairs by members of the American Legion Post. Post Commander Steven Campos took this opportunity to begin the process of applying for the Home Depot Foundation Grant in order for major upgrades to take place at the facility.
Last month, the Grant was approved and with the help of Team Depot, American Post Legion Members, and the Women’s Auxiliary, work began on the much needed upgrades to the Post. Over a dozen Home Depot employee volunteers from Alhambra, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Industry, Paramount, Pico Rivera, and Whittier stores, came together and helped renovate the interior and exterior of the Post.
Renovations to the Post included the laying and installing of a new floor in the main hall, interior painting of the hall, refurbishing of the outdoor barbeque pit and outdoor benches, upgraded and refurbished the outdoor stage, and installed outdoor lighting.
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.