My project will be helping the veterans at VFW Post 2017. The project will heavily rely on reorganizing items in the three storage areas in the post. Many of the items on first inspection of the project seemed broken. When I asked Mike Figlioli, the Post Adjutant, if those items could be thrown away, he told me that much of it can. Representatives from both groups using the storage areas will need to go through the items before we discard anything. New shelving will be built to replace the old rotting wooden shelves.
After all of the items are taken out of the storage areas, sorted, and/or discarded, we will build new shelving to be used in the spaces. Most of the currently existing wooden shelving in the closets has rotted. These shelves must be replaced for the safety of veterans that use them. Once the items from the storage areas has been sorted, the remaining useable items will be taken out of the plastic trash bags and soggy boxes and put into durable plastic bins.
This project will be done in early 08 when the hall rentals drop off and it easier to reserve the hall for a weekend day. I anticipate that this project will take about a day.
Items to be provided for volunteers include: face masks, gloves, and trash bags to secure the items before removing them from the area to place them into a dumpster (provided by post).
Letters will be sent to Lowes, Dunkin Donuts, Home Depot, and Eastern Bank asking for donations to fund my project. The materials needed for my project will include wood, nails, and power tools for shelving, trash bags, and a dumpster for trash, and extra funds for what ever can not get donated. Also, there will be reminder fliers to give out to troop members, family and friends, as well as members of the organizations involved so that they can save-the-date on their calendars. See Budget Chart Attached.