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Lowe's Lends a Hand at the Marine Corps League

Workers from the Woburn and Danvers stores replaced the ceilings as a thank you for hosting Operation American Soldier.

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Workers from the Woburn and Danvers Lowe's stores showed up at the Marine Corps League Shutt Detachment Thursday morning to lend a helping hand, because the league houses an organization that sends care packages to troops overseas.

sends hundreds of care packages to servicemen and women, and their base of operations is the basement of the , on Mt. Auburn Street.

Wendy Rocca, who founded Operation American Soldier with her husband John, said the crew from Lowe's showed up bright and early.

"These guys are amazing," Rocca said.

Along with ceiling tiles, Lowe's donated a storage shed, which will likely be used to store supplies for Operation American Soldier. The supplies are worth around $2,500, said Jason Linscott, manager of the Lowe's in Woburn.

Each Lowe's store looks for opportunities to give back to groups in their area, Linscott said. 

"Once a year, every store in the company does a Lowe's Heroes project," Linscott said. "We look for projects in the community where we can help out."

Lowe's heard about Operation American Soldier when the group won the Good Neighbor's Award in 2010.

"We got hooked up with them last spring when they won the award," Linscott said. "We remodeled their basement."

Dave Brooks, a member of the Shutt Detachment, said the place looks much better.

"It it looking great," Brooks said. "The old smoky stuff is going away. You can see the difference, it  looks great. It really brightens up the place."

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