Gem State Roundup

Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers to help paint Navy vet’s home

By: - October 6, 2022 4:05 am
American flags line the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

American flags line the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg)

The Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce has been working for months to help a Navy veteran who lives in Meridian repaint his house. Now the chamber could use help from volunteers to get the project across its finish line.

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Volunteers began powerwashing and prepping the house on Wednesday night, but they’re also needed to paint the home from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and to paint the home’s porch and ramp from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 12.

The veteran’s only request, according to the chamber? That the house be pained blue and gold.

Volunteer opportunities are available for any day or any portion of the work days.

If interested in helping out, email [email protected] with the days and times you would be available to volunteer. The project is sponsored by Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity and hosted by the chamber.

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.