Our WTB Warriors Helping the Community

July 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Helmets to Hardhats

Found at …. http://www.army.mil

FORT LEWIS, Wash. – A Soldier with a smile on her face and a hard hat on her head wore a name tag that read “Happy Puppy.”

The Soldier, Spc. Candice Hirsch, said the name signified experiencing a really good day.

“Today, I’m a happy puppy,” she said.

Hirsch, a Soldier in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Lewis, was building homes for families in need with the Habitat for Humanity nonprofit organization on June 12.

After developing a few fractures in her feet while stationed in Korea, her ability to walk was compromised. Since her surgery in January, she started walking again and looking for ways to help out.

She said volunteering with Habitat for Humanity helped keep her mind and body active.
Hirsch wasn’t alone.

About 40 Soldiers from the battalion dedicated June 10 through June 12 to doing projects for the organization – roofing, painting, scaffolding and excavating.

The three-day event was organized by Battalion Chief Anne Sprute, Battalion Commander Lt. Col. K.C. Bolton and United Way of Pierce County President Rich Allen, among others.

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