Volunteers Help Build All-Star Legacy for Veterans
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The All-Star game will be held at Kauffman Stadium in 31 days. It will leave behind a legacy for Kansas City Veterans.
Dozens of volunteers are getting down and dirty to help beautify the V.A. Honor Annex for Kansas City soldiers who have put their lives on the line for our country and come home with medical problems.
“Post traumatic stress disorder has been a problem with so many Vets,” said Trish Tenhaaf, associate director of patient care services. “As soldiers go back, the opportunities to experience traumatic times in their lives increases. This will great place for them to sit and reflect and heal.”
Darin Shank is a Veteran and financial planner for Merrill Lynch. He is also pretty good with an auger. He did lots of community service as a member of the air force and was quick to volunteer to help on Saturday.
“Whats great now is I get to turn around and do the same thing for the vets and it’s a great feeling,” Shank said.
When it’s all said and done, everyone hopes the V.A. Honor Annex will be a homerun that has a tranquility garden and much more.
The renovation at the V.A. Honor Annex is one of seven projects in Kansas City that will take place using money raised during the Homerun Derby at the All-Star game in July.