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Home Depot helps build wheelchair ramp at American Legion

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

More than 25 volunteers from Home Depot helped transform American Legion Tybee Island Post 154.

The volunteers are installing an ADA compliant wheelchair ramp. When complete, the ramp will be nearly 100 feet long and will make the 100-year-old, historic building easier to access for many veterans who have trouble entering the facility. Organizers say that many of those that were volunteering are also veterans, which makes the project all the more close to home.

"It's fantastic, there are not very many organizations, business-wise, that do things like this, but Home Depot and Team Depot is always out there leading the way, just in the community, but especially with veterans," said Michael Phillips, Team Depot.

'it's a fellowship, we are working together and we all know that this is to help veterans and that is what we are all about," said George Walker, American Legion.

Since its formation in 2002, the Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $340 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities.

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