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Volunteers renovate UHMC Veteran Resource Center

By Staff | Sep 26, 2013

Volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and University of Hawaii Maui College work together to renovate the Veteran Resource Center.

KAHULUI – Veterans enrolled at the University of Hawaii Maui College have a new place to study and network, thanks in large part to a $9,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation.

Funds were used to renovate the college’s Veteran Resource Center. On Sept. 13, a group of volunteers from UHMC and Home Depot worked together to complete the project.

“We were really excited when the UH Maui College Veterans Club approached us about the project,” said Michael Miyashiro from The Home Depot in Maui.

“The company is a strong supporter of our veterans, and we saw this as a great opportunity to help our community.”

The renovated center is a comfortable place for veterans to study, receive tutoring, hunt for jobs, network with friends or just take a break.

It includes a new, private study space, kitchenette, new flooring, 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.”

For more information on the club, contact veterans@hawaii.edu or call (808) 984-3242.