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Volunteers sought for convention community service project

Last year during national convention, The American Legion teamed up with Rebuilding Together to help refurbish the De George House in downtown Houston. The event was very successful and The American Legion made a difference in the Houston community.

During the 2014 National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., the Legion again will team up with Rebuilding Together to help spruce up the Pine Valley Community Center. The Pine Valley Community Center, which serves as a safe haven for the neighborhood’s children by providing academic support and lunches during the summer, is in need of landscaping, exterior painting, the installation of a basketball hoop and flagpole, and a replacement sign. A media event will take place at noon.

The American Legion is looking for 50 volunteers to help with the project on Aug. 22. Work gloves, t-shirts and tools will be provided, as will a light breakfast and lunch. A shuttle will pick up volunteers in front of the Charlotte Convention Center at 7:30 a.m. and return them at 1:30 p.m.

Those interested in participating should respond no later than Aug. 13 to Matt Herndon at (317) 630-1406 or mherndon@legion.org.