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Convention volunteers landscape wounded vets home
WOODBURY, Minn. (8/18/08)--On Friday, volunteers from the 2008 Republican National Convention staff and local Minnesota credit unions landscaped a home built for a wounded Iraq war veteran with Homes for Our Troops and the National Journal Group.
Click to view larger imageLynn Kothe (left), vice chair of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, and Dawn Dunkelberger of North Memorial FCU, Robbinsdale, Minn., fill in rock around shrubbery and flowers planted during Homes for Our Troops’ volunteer day Aug. 15. (Photo provided by the Minnesota Credit Union Network)
The home is the result of a joint project of Homes for Our Troops, the Republican National Convention, America’s Credit Unions, the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Journal Group. It will be presented to Sgt. Marcus Kuboy in September during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. “This project has allowed credit unions to put our ‘people helping people’ philosophy into action,” said Daniel A. Mica, CUNA president/CEO. “This volunteer day brings us one step closer to completing the home for Sgt. Kuboy and making the American dream of home ownership a reality for this bravee soldier.” Kuboy, 30, a member of the Minnesota National Guard, was injured in March 2007 when an improvised explosive device exploded underneath the vehicle in which he was riding. The home will be specially adapted for him and is being built at no cost to his family. CUNA, the Credit Union Associations of Colorado and Wyoming, and the National Journal also are working with Homes for Our Troops and the Democratic National Convention Committee on a companion project for a veteran’s home with the Democratic National Convention near Denver.
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