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Home Depot Partners with UHMC to Support Veterans

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   September 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Maui News
Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and UHMC work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center. Courtesy photo UHMC.

Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and UHMC work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center. Courtesy photo UHMC.

By Maui Now Staff

Veterans enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College have a new place to study and network following a renovation project at the campus’ Veteran Resource Center.

The work was done with the help of a $9,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation.

“We were really excited when the UH Maui College Veterans Club approached us about the project,” said Michael Miyashiro from The Home Depot, Maui. “The company is a strong supporter of our veterans, and we saw this as a great opportunity to help our community,” said Miyashiro in comments included in a UHMC media release announcing the project completion.

Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and UHMC work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center. Courtesy photo UHMC.

Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and UHMC work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center. Courtesy photo UHMC.

UHMC officials say the renovated center is a “comfortable place for veterans to study, receive tutoring, hunt for jobs, network with friends, or just take a break.”

Renovations include the addition of private study space, a kitchenette, new flooring, a lounge area, and built-in computer desks.

“We had a great volunteer crew put in some long hours already to prep for today,” said Cody Snyder, president of the UH Maui Veterans Club.

“It’s amazing to see it come along so quickly. We deeply appreciate The Home Depot Foundation’s contribution, and can’t wait to introduce our veterans to their new space,” said Snyder.

Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and UHMC work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center. Courtesy photo UHMC.

Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and UHMC work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center. Courtesy photo UHMC.

Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and UHMC work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center. Courtesy photo UHMC.

Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and UHMC work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center. Courtesy photo UHMC.

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  • JPL

    Thanks so much for this excellent show of support for our veterans…..now would you please do something that has been brought to the store’s attention several times……..fix our American Flag that is in a tangled mess outside your store !!! Cut off the extra thread of the bolt that the flag keeps getting shredded on, and check the flag once in awhile to make sure she is flying free & and untangled ! By the way, our Hawaii state flag, next to the American flag, is in need of maintenance & supervision as well. It is sad to see them neglected……they are an important symbol of our pride in our country !


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