The American Legion Hall at 17408 Road 26 has received new landscaping, a paint job and other improvements thanks to the volunteer efforts of over 40 people from the community including, Cub Scout Troop 112, Team Depot of The Home Depot employees, and Legion members.
The community service effort was spearheaded by members of Team Depot, a group of employees from The Home Depot stores in the Madera, Fresno and Merced areas who volunteer their skills for community projects. Team Depot coordinator Melissa Fernandez said the volunteers were happy to give their time and energy to the veterans. “Just saying thank you, was not good enough, and this is our way of actually showing them how grateful we are for not only what the American Legion has done in Madera County but for their service to our country,” said Fernandez.
The volunteers began arriving at 7 a.m. Saturday and worked throughout the day. They not only painted the exterior of the Legion Hall, but put in an irrigation system, planted trees, put in flower beds, constructed a gazebo, a brick patio, built picnic tables and a large barbecue.
American Legion Commander John Hancock could hardly believe the number of volunteers and the results of their efforts...