American Legion Post in New Boston receives upgrades sponsored by Lowe’s Heroes program

The American Legion Post 231 in downtown New Boston received some upgrades recently thanks to Lowe’s Heros program. (Photo courtesy of Bob Longlois)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Posted Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

The American Legion Post 231 in downtown New Boston received some upgrades to their hall recently thanks to Lowe’s Heroes — a companywide program of volunteer Lowe’s employees who support local community improvement projects.

“We have partnered with Lowe’s Woodhaven Heros program. They adopt a customer each year and we were chosen for their support,” said Bob Longlois, adjutant at the American Legion Post.

“Lowe’s has assisted us in equipping us with new 100 amp electrical service components, a new shed floor, all new LED lighting, paint for our hall interior, followed by a new sink and counter tops on time for Applefest.”

Longlois said the upgrades allow the post to increase their hall rentals and building sustainability.

“Please give Lowe’s the recognition they deserve for their Hero’s program,” he said.

Several licensed contractors were also involved in the work and volunteered their services to the project.

“We could not have done this without our local licensed contractors to perform the electrical work that was necessary,” Longlois said. “Lowe’s provided the badly needed parts to convert from an old fuse box to new breaker box.”

Launched in the 1990s, Lowe’s Heros is made up of employees who aim to make a difference in the communities where they live and work by connecting with their customers in and outside of stores.

Lowe’s Heros adopt projects of their choice based on the needs of customers, communities and industry, according to Lowe’s.

The program also aims to support safe, affordable housing initiatives, as well as skilled trade education.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization involved in mentoring youth and sponsorship of programs in local communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to service members and veterans, according to their website.

The American Legion Post 231 is located at 37060 Huron River Drive in New Boston.



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