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Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers to help paint Navy vet’s home

American flags on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg
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American flags on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

TheIdaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce has been working for months to help a Navy veteran who lives in Meridian repaint his house. Now the chamber could use help from volunteers to get the project across its finish line.

Volunteers began powerwashing and prepping the house on Wednesday night, but they’re also needed to paint the home from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and to paint the home’s porch and ramp from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 12.

The veteran’s only request, according to the chamber? That the house be pained blue and gold.

Volunteer opportunities are available for any day or any portion of the work days.

If interested in helping out, email with the days and times you would be available to volunteer. The project is sponsored by Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity and hosted by the chamber.

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