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HomeDepotVeterans of Foreign Wars Project
October 20-21 in Hillsboro 


IMG9228Veterans of Foreign Wars is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts; to serve our veterans, the military and our communities; and to advocate on behalf of all veterans. The post in Hillsboro is doing really good things for vets and their families, as well as the surrounding community....and their building really needed some TLC!  They reached out to Catalyst for help, and we partnered with 2 other awesome organizations to get it done!

We mobilized volunteers and resources from Living Hope Fellowship in Aloha, and the Tigard Home Depot, to transform the VFW in beauty and usability!  Living Hope Fellowship provided volunteers and contractor oversight, and Home Depot provided volunteers as well as grant-funding for all the materials through the Home Depot Foundation (a $3,500 donation)!

Here's a list of the things we did:

  • Replaced damaged front door
  • Replaced interior 30” door with 36” door to make it ADA accessible
  • Replace 6 single-pane aluminum windows with new vinyl double-paned units
  • Installed 2 new ADA toilets and grab-bars
  • Repaired several areas of sheetrock
  • Prepped and painted the interior of the meeting space
It was a great project for a wonderful community non-profit.  Here are words of thanks from VFW Auxiliary Secretary LeeAnn Pack:

"It is with a full heart of gratitude that we thank Catalyst Partnerships for transitioning our Hillsboro Veterans of Foreign Wars Post into a brighter, warmer & more accessible gathering place for our handicapped Veterans.  It will be great to see their reactions and hear their comments about the work now completed, that they have talked about for so long.  The new windows were an immediate transformation and the painting was a night and day difference.  But making our building ADA compliant was huge!  Many Veterans thank you for giving them a fresh & accessible home away from home."