VFW Home for Children gets an upgrade

Posted at 5:21 PM, Jul 01, 2017

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. (WSYM) -- "Being a veteran myself, and father of two, it was very important for me to come out with workers and my peers in order to help fix this place up," Steve Fitch said.

Close to 35 people people came out to make five homes energy efficient with solar fans for cleaner air, help build picnic tables, build sheds for storage and to help with gardening so the families could make their own food.

The VFW is always looking for ways to save money because it's a non-profit. The development director said they try to make every penny count for the children and families.

"Part of living here is learning that they get to live here because of donations and that they could not have all these services if it wasn't for the wonderful donors that we have and part of those donors are the volunteers," Sue Alverson said.