Updated: Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, 6:01 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, 6:01 PM EST
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) -- Some local Home Depot workers are spending today and tomorrow donating their time to help rebuild a community center that's seen better days.
These folks could have done anything on their hard-earned days off but they're spending the time working hard on a project that will improve the quality of life for hundreds in the Southington area.
They went decked out in their Home Depot orange shirts and were ready to get down to business.
This crew is spending today and tomorrow renovating the back room of the Southington Community Center, a building that dates back to the late 1800's.
"We've got some storage that we're going to put on the walls. We have insulated and sheet rocked all the walls and we will give it a fresh coat of paint," said Nick Broska of Home Depot.
The employees were granted time off from corporate headquarters for what's being called a Great Community Project.
The folks at the community center couldn't be happier about the special attention.
"It's very important because as the community changes and the needs change, the office needs to change," said Janet Mellon, Director of Southington Community Services.
The back room which has been used for weddings and other social events in the past will be used as a classroom and donation center at the end of this make-over.
"Giving back to the community that we have a store in and that we live and work in just feels good," said Broska.
They're also working at a fast pace and expect to have the project wrapped up by tomorrow afternoon.