PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth American Legion/VFW has a whole new look and expanded services for veterans thanks to an extreme renovation led by community volunteers and Tilton Home Depot.
The project to renovate the decades-old building at 16 Main Street was made possible through a $10,000 grant from Home Depot, a $10,000 matching grant from The Bridge House in Plymouth and a $35,000 award from USDA Rural Development.
Volunteers from Team Depot as well as community leaders including CCI Construction, Reiss Construction, Construx, Plymouth Rotarians, Alex Ray and volunteers from The Common Man, and other local residents pitched in to make the building improvements.
Cathy Bentwood, executive director of The Bridge House, said the rehabilitation of the building makes it worthy of the United States veterans who gather there. Bentwood said the property also houses counseling services for those who have served our country, which are offered every Wednesday from noon until 7 p.m.
Part of the building is also used for the BH Ladders Thrift Shop, which is a job training and revenue resource for the Bridge House Homeless Shelter, said Bentwood.
"We want to give a huge shout out to Nanette Carpenter and all of the construction volunteers from the Tilton Home Depot who led the charge on the extreme makeover of the American Legion/VFW in Plymouth," said Bentwood.
Details regarding Veterans Programs at the Plymouth American Legion/VFW can be found on The Bridge House web site at TBHshelter.org.
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