American Legion in Donelson gets facelift from volunteers

American Legion in Donelson gets facelift from volunteers (Image 1)

American Legion Post 88 in Donelson, the largest post in the state, is getting a makeover on the inside.

The Home Depot Foundation contacted the post about a grant and, not long later, crews showed up to work.

Some eighty volunteers from the foundation have been laboring away all week on then renovations.

“We are replacing about 2,000 square feet of flooring, repainting maybe a third of the site, remodeling two bathrooms, a lot of cleaning projects, but just things to really update. This hasn’t been done in a long time, just to really make a difference in how it looks and the experience of the people that come in and use the American Legion,” Joey Parchman the Hermitage Home Depot manager tells Nashville’s News 2.

The nonprofit provides a space for veterans and their families seven days a week.

“One of our big focuses is actually on veterans, so this was a great opportunity for us to do that.”

Jackie Fettig, general manager of the post, says she couldn’t be more grateful for the outpour of support and the amount of hours the volunteers have put in.

“I mean it’s amazing. I mean these are great people and what they are doing for us and for our veterans, making our home a better place.”

The volunteers have been working since Monday and plan to wrap up by Thursday night.

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