More than 75 volunteers from the Home Depot and Marine Corps League spent the day sprucing up the veterans‘ section of Neipsic Cemetery. They trimmed hedges and shrubs, cut down some trees and branches, patched up rock work, power washed fences, and painted gates and railings.
“They’re all here on their day off. They all volunteer to do this,” said Ed Boice of the Home Depot.
“It’s amazing. They’re like a swarm of bees when they show up, but they’re very, very organized,” said John Davis Jr. of the Marine Corps League. “We’ve had people show up just asking if they can help. The more, the merrier. We’re getting this job done and it’s going to be beautiful when they’re done.”
The Home Depot does two major projects for veterans every year. It’s invested more than $200 million in veteran projects since 2011.