American Legion asking for volunteers to repair Home/Outreach Center

By 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


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