Evan is an East Helena Troop 212 Life Scout transitioning into an Eagle Scout, but needs to complete a project to do so. He decided to complete a shed. A storage shed that will hold coffee donations for veterans.
"Last year, we raised 1,300 cans of coffee. The storage facilities at the VA were not sufficient for all those cans. So, I saw a need to build more storage space and decided to provide it," says Evan Ceaicobschi, a Troop 212 scout transitioning to Eagle Scout.
Evan and the troops (pictured above) gathered to build the shed. They developed the shed beforehand and finally assembled it to completion at Fort Harrison. The shed will be an addition to the coffee program set by The Mountain States chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America organization. A non-profit that worked with the scouts before.
"It's just a delight. The scouts have always been a wonderful program. They've always been involved in my coffee program. They've always donated coffee to the veterans, every year,” says Daniel Koehl, Mountain States Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America Vice President.
The program allows for any outpatient clinic in the state to give free coffee to their veterans as they visit with their doctor. A program that Evan feels is an honor to give.
"I'm pretty proud of what I've been able to do. Of course, I wouldn't be able to complete it without a lot of people helping me, without volunteers. It's a good feeling being able to help the community, especially veterans," says Evan.