101029-N-6125G-021Volunteers from the U.S. Navy Commander Second Fleet helped Eggleston with renovations as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The volunteers finished about 85 percent of the interior paint priming in the 13,000 square foot work space at Military Highway, using over 30 gallons of paint. The efforts were coordinated by LN1 Patrice Washington, who had learned about NISH and was anxious to find and help a local organization that assisted people with disabilities.

“This was an opportunity to do something great for an organization that does so much to help people with disabilities,” said Senior Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Will Grimm. “It feels good knowing that our improvements will make a huge difference in the lives of those that work there.”

Volunteers included Krystal Simons, Alejandro Ubiera, Carlos Watson, William Hayes, L.A. Lopez, AG3 Baker, Diana Stacy, Jesus Garcia, James Green, William Grimm, Jason Hirsch, Michael Lee, Jeremy Centeno, Andrew Boyance, Terrell McClain, Kyle Newman, Eric Garst, Christopher Jackson, Ryan Quick, Edith Harrison and Tamisha Townsend.

blog-1As part of National Disability Employment Awareness month, associates Mary Beth Donnelly, Andrew Statz and Betsy Richardson took questions from callers and talked about their jobs, families and friends.