Tuesday, July 5, 2011

South Florence High wins Home Depot Foundation grant

Good for South Florence High School and its Navy JROTC cadets, who have just won a $1,500 grant from the Hope Depot Foundation's annual Community Impact Grant program.

And good for Home Depot -- known for being a conscientious employer as well as a great community partner -- for supporting students at South Florence High. It comes as welcome news to that county and its communities this summer.

The group of cadets plans to use the money in July to spruce up four homes for senior citizens who might not be able to afford yard work.

Joe Harmon, the group’s lieutenant commander alongside Senior Chief Mike Brown, said they requested a grant and were thrilled to hear their project was accepted.

“We said, what the heck, we’ll ask for that much, and a week or two later we got the email. We got our shopping list ready to go,” Harmon said.

The idea is to instill values in NJROTC cadets, including community service and humility.

“The folks that need our services, they really need our services,” Harmon said.

What a great example of the good work being done by education professionals in Florence County's schools. Congratulations to Lt. Commander Harmon and to his cadets.

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