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Making a difference

Post by Scott Fontaine on Oct. 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
October 24, 2009 10:58 am

Fort Lewis soldiers, their families and civilian employees are working around the South Sound area on community projects as part of Make a Difference Day.

Here’s what’s going on, according to the public affairs office:

42nd Military Police Brigade: More than 30 soldiers will expand walking trails, refurbish a walking bridge and clean out a ravine in Steilacoom. Another 25 soldiers will rebuild decking at Weber Court Park.

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division: Soldiers from the brigade’s rear detachment will help with landscaping and clean-up at Fort Steilacoom Park.

593rd Sustainment Brigade: Twenty-six members of the 80th Ordnance Battalion will clean up Mann Middle School in Lakewood while another 15 soldiers will help harvest vegetables at the Kiwanis Garden Club in Olympia. Twenty members of the brigade’s 57th Transportation Battalion will help with a Habitat for Humanity house building in Olympia.

17th Fires Brigade: About 10 soldiers will mentor students at the Tumwater Boys & Girls Club. They will also donate 75 stocking-stuffer toys for Christmas.

I Corps: The public affairs office, 10 soldiers and two civilians will help build a house through Habitat for Humanity in Tacoma.

This weekend:
62nd Medical Brigade: Soldiers will hold a school-supply donation drive for Tillicum Elementary School.

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division: About 20 soldiers will assemble bleachers and landscape at the Regional Athletic Complex in Steilacoom.

1st Special Forces Group: Soldiers will restore and landscape at the Yelm Adult Community Center.

555th Engineer Brigade: Soldiers will redo a pedestrian bridge at City Park in Roy. They will also help demolish an old building and clean up the park.

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