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Upgrades at Zion House Will Help Female Veterans

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Rochester: Upgrades at Zion House Will Help Female Veterans
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In Livingston County, a facility that houses homeless female veterans is getting a makeover with help from a team of Home Depot employees who are volunteering their time and talent.

The Zion House is home to six women veterans. The transitional facility underwent renovations four years ago, but they were never completed.

Home Depot spent around $15,000 to make the necessary repairs, that included new carpeting and shelves along with painting. It's all part of the store's commitment to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home.

"When you think about them being able to transition into civilian life and be able to really be able to get back into the workforce, it's critical that they have a great place to stay, warm meals and it makes a big difference to have those necessities like clothing and things like that," said Anne Dittenhoefer, Home Depot.

Home Depot presented a painting to the Zion House to show its continued commitment to veterans.

Phase one of the project inside the home will wrap up this week, and then work to create a garden will begin outside the home.

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