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American Legion will be getting remodeled

Volunteers from Home Depot spent Thursday sprucing up an American Legion Post.

The upgrades are happening because of a grant offered by the home improvement company.

Work at the Owen Dunn Post #5 of the American Legion in Mt. Vernon began very early Thursday morning and inside, the building is getting a makeover including brand new ceiling tiles and fans, drywall, flooring and paint.

They're all part of the facelift happening courtesy of Team Depot.

A few dozen Home Depot employees from Evansville's east and west side locations are donating their time to help make Post 5 shine.

"I've preached for years that if you want people to come you've got to make it some place they want to come to, and we've been steadily progressing toward that," says Dave Sharber.

Sharber, who's helping coordinate the project from the post's end, says all of the extra hands and $6,000 worth of donated materials are a big help.

"I think it'll cause possibly some increased membership and what that helps more than anything, it gives us more clout when we lobby in Washington," says Sharber.

Lobbying for things like veterans rights.

And the money they're saving can now be used for other things like donating to the Riley Hospital for Children and helping send kids to a summer camp that teaches about state and local governments.

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