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American Legion asking for volunteers to repair Home/Outreach Center

Last Modified: Saturday, October 06, 2012 7:49 PM

By John Guidroz / American Press

Officials with Mayfield-Taylor-McClain American Legion Post 551 are looking for about 150 volunteers to help repair the Home/Outreach Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

About 80 volunteers have registered to upgrade the 50-year-old building, Post Service Officer Roy Weldon said Thursday. He said they still need carpenters, painters, electricians and plumbers to help with the repairs to the facility at 632 Enterprise Blvd.

The repair work includes painting the building’s interior, installing ceiling fans and ceiling tiles, minor plumbing repairs and putting in energy-efficient lights. Repairs to the facility have been ongoing for two years.

Weldon said the Home/Outreach Center helps veterans with job and housing assistance, along with providing benefit information programs. It also includes a community training center.

“We are supporting veterans, their families and the community,” he said. “It’s a resource for the community.”

The repair effort came together with grants from Phillips 66 and Billy Navarre Chevrolet, along with a partnership with the local nonprofit group Rebuilding Together-Calcasieu.

To register, call 855-839-7321 or email vfw7321@gmail.com.

Online: www.RebuildingTogether.org.

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