Clean Up Day

In August 2015, Squadron 272 was fortunate enough to meet Lisa Adams who asked for help to aid with a road dedication to her father-in-law WWII veteran David Adams.

The road was dedicated on August 22, 2015 in Susquehanna Township.  Several Sons from Squadron 272 mowed, cleaned and set up chairs and tents for the event.

Since 2015, SAL Squadron Commander Mark Henninger started a project along with David Adam’s son, Ray Adams, and his wife Lisa.  Together they clean up the property located at 1300 North 22nd Street in Harrisburg.  The SAL Commander requested donations for a dumpster to be delivered to the property and several posts were notified of the project.  They are still receiving donations to continue the effort.

Sons from post 272, 730 and 998 volunteered to be part of the clean-up on October 8, 2016.  Hornung’s True Value provided a large chipper shredder and they set out to clean the area up.

The entire property was overgrown with weeds, trees and shrubs.  There were sheds that were completely filled with debris and other belongings that were collected over the years.  Food and beverages were provided for all the volunteers and though out the day.  As the day progressed, you could visibly see the progress the volunteers were making.  A house soon became visible as the trees and shrubs were cut back.

This project continues to move forward as Mark Henninger finds more individuals willing to donate for further improvements on the property.  The inside of the home is also in need of renovations which include a new kitchen as well as updated electric and bathroom fixtures.  Mark Henninger has been communicating with local contractors and Home Depot who are interested in helping with the project.