Bradner Legion gets makeover

BRADNER – The village’s American Legion post got a makeover on Thursday thanks to the efforts of Home
Depot employees.
"Fantastic, fantastic," said Deb Stiger, president of the American Legion Post 338 Auxiliary,
of the extensive work at the facility. "You couldn’t ask for better people."
About 20 members of the company’s Van Buren location – all members of Team Depot, an employee-led
volunteer force – participated in Home Depot’s fourth annual Celebration of Service campaign by working
at the post, located at 209 W. Crocker St. They worked from 8 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m.
As part of the campaign, Home Depot employee-volunteers worked on more than 1,000 projects nationwide
Thursday.
At the post, projects included painting halls and restrooms; installing new toilets and ceiling fans; and
putting in new kitchen countertops.
"Let me put it into words," said Stiger. "I have never, ever experienced anything in my
years of seeking donations for our organization to (compare) to the respect, the hard work of the
volunteers and the supplies they brought to make our unit better. Thank you, Home Depot."
Stiger said her favorite part of all the work done at the site were "the bathrooms. My gosh, it
looks like they stripped them all out and redid them from scratch."
She said that some work has been done here and there over time at the site, including some cleaning and
painting of the canteen area recently by Auxiliary members, but nothing on the scale of Thursday’s work.

"They made the place look so bright, so homey. You just feel comfortable when you walk in
here," said Stiger.