Money will be used to improve building
LADD — The Harold E. Russell Post 938 American Legion in Ladd is currently getting a $10,000 facelift thanks to Home Depot.
Through a grant program that supports nonprofit veteran organizations, Home Depot selected Ladd to receive assistance with needed updates to its American Legion Post. The post, which sits at 111 S. Main St., was built in 1999 and turns 20 years old this year.
The building is getting new LED lighting and energy-efficient appliances, as well as new flooring, chairs, a storage shed for out back, and landscaping improvements.
Andy Ruggerio, senior vice commander of the Legion, expressed his gratitude for Home Depot’s generosity. He said all members were very thankful for being selected for this project.
Members were also relieved to know the project would be done at absolutely no cost to the Legion and that Home Depot was supplying the manpower for the project.
“They’re trying to give back to the veteran community, and we’re very thankful of that,” Ruggerio said.
According to Home Depot’s website, the Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot, which is an associate-led volunteer force, have made an impact on more than 41,000 veteran homes and facilities across the country since 2011.