Monday, June 4, 2012

Homestead Heights Garden Club and Maple Court Veterans Transitional Housing

Service  in the Army  by Hank Reinhart during World  War II was honored  this spring  by a donation from his wife, Cam, to the Homestead Heights Garden  Club to create a therapy  project in his name.  The club selected  the Maple Court Veterans Transitional Housing, 207 Commons
Blvd. as the site for the memorial.

The club and the veterans group decided  to create a potted herb garden consisting of rosemary, basil, mint, oregano, cilantro, parsley, and chives. Under the guidance of resident David Martin, the pots will become  a teaching project as well as a source  of fragrance and cooking  herbs for the residents in the Volunteers of America apartments. The project  provides secure, affordable housing  for up to two years to veterans transitioning from  being homeless to self-sufficiency.
Joy Hager, director of the apartment complex, presented a certificate of appreciation to Laurie Renard, garden club president, for Homestead Heights' service  and compassion.

With some of the potted  herbs at the Maple Court  Veterans Transitional Housing are, from the left, Homestead Heights Garden  Club President Laurie Renard, Transitional Housing Director Joy Hager and resident David Martin.

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