It’s moving day at an organization helping the troops.
Seventeen young volunteers took time out of their busy summer schedules to help Operation Spirit pack up the contents of a house used for storage. This is the first step in moving to a new location on Linden Avenue.
"The kids are awesome. They really are," exclaimed Melodie Pittman of operation spirit. "They are always willing to go above and beyond when you get them going. They know what they’re doing and they know what it’s for."
While the moving begins to take place Pittman a acknowledges completing the move and getting the new location ready is a lot of work.
"Some of it has been overwhelming because we were given paint to paint the building with but it was too old to use," explained Pittman. "People that said they could do something haven’t been able to. It kind of put us behind a little bit. That’s the part you just kind of have to go with."
Pittman added they continue to look for donations of paint and carpentry skills to help in completing work at their new location. They plan to cut the ribbon on October 8. Medal of Honor recipient Ronald Rosser will do the honors.