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Ft. Rucker Soldiers Volunteer

By: Rayne McKenzie
By: Rayne McKenzie

Fort Rucker soldiers are donating their time to help girls in the Wiregrass. More than 30 soldiers helped build fences, paint and spruce up the Chrysalis home for girls in Dothan.

The home is a place where neglected girls ages six through 18 can take refuge until the courts find a more permanent residence.

The girls stay an average of 14 months, so the soldiers wanted to help make their home more appealing.

Battalion Exec. Officer James Wideman participated in the event and said, "As members of the military we are also citizens of the Wiregrass while we are here, and I think good citizens contribute to the community as much as you can."

Volunteers from around the Wiregrass help twice a year during spring and fall. They clean up and do routine maintenance around the property.


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