PEAKS ISLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An army of volunteers descended upon the American Legion Randall-MacVane Post 142 on Peaks Island Thursday, the 69th anniversary of D-Day.
They came to give the Legion Hall a major makeover, thanks to a $13,700 grant from the Home Depot Foundation. Most of the 100 volunteers were Home Depot employees, and contractors that shop there.
Pete Thiel, a member of the Sons of the American Legion, said the post really was looking for new windows. But managers with Home Depot's Portland and North Windham stores came out and saw that the building needed a major overhaul.
On Monday, a barge brought over heavy equipment and supplies. More supplies came over by the ferry. The volunteers ended up not only putting in windows, but new stairs, flooring, ceiling tiles, kitchen cabinets, and an outdoor patio.