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.