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Volunteer Group Helps Create A Place For Kittitas Veterans To Call Home

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 KITTITAS, WA.- What was once a Laundromat is now being transformed into a place for veterans in Kittitas to call home.

     The Home Depot Volunteer Force made a stop there on Thursday to work on Rodeo Post 683.

     The post was created back in 1940, providing assistance for veterans after the war.

     Grants from the V-A made it possible for the volunteer group to come in and completely renovate the post.

    Those working on the renovations told KNDO about the positive impact it's had on the community.

“Its a very good thing for the community and especially for veterans that want resources when they come back and to have a place to go to have some fellowship,” volunteer captain Jim Carpenter told KNDO.

     The Home Depot team has worked on installing new insulation, windows, siding, and a completely renovated kitchen.

     But the end result of helping veterans in need is the goal they're working towards.

     Jim Silve is a local veteran he told us he didn't get the support he needed when he returned from the war and that's why he wants veterans now to know someone is there.

“We weren't popular, we Vietnam veterans weren't popular, it's sad but we're helping the new ones now though,” Silve told KNDO.

    The volunteer group hopes to complete the project next year, but the post is still active in the community.

     You'll see them around town in parades, at veteran's funerals, and they have people on call to answer veteran's questions about V-A benefits.
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