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Leadership Tri-Cities Class Makes Renovations for Veterans

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Thanks to this year's Leadership Tri-Cities Class, some student veterans attending classes at WSU Tri-Cities have a new and improved place to call home.

The group made some major renovations to the North Richland Student Veterans Home.

They refreshed the kitchen, added a new bedroom, created a new study area, re-finished the deck, and installed a new flagpole.

he class chose to help the Columbia Basin Veterans Coalition as their community project this year.

"For those people that are putting themselves in harms way on the most risky of missions, when they get done, there's often no job for them when they get out. So to help see some of them succeed at their four-year degree, it makes me feel great," said Dr. Kevin Marsh with Leadership Tri-Cities.

Five students and the house manager live in the student veteran home. The Leadership Tri-Cities Class also collected more than $16,000 in donations to pay for the project.