CLARKSVILLE — A foundation set up to help Fort Campbell soldiers is trying to rally public support for a gardening project that provides therapy to soldiers and their families.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports that the Screaming Eagle Foundation is asking people to vote for its War Garden Project in an effort to win a $25,000 Home Depot gift card.
Voting in the Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons in Action Facebook contest featuring the Fort Campbell project goes through the end of February. The contest calls for the public to vote for its favorite of four featured projects that benefit veterans. The organization that gets the most votes wins the funding and will be entered into a contest for even more aid.
Organizations are chosen based on volunteer projects they have already completed and the scope of a project they’d like to do.
Screaming Eagle Foundation executive secretary Wayne St. Louis said the funding would help the organization provide help to more soldiers at the sprawling post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.
“If we win the $25,000 from The Home Depot we would be able to help the War Garden Project, a supported program of the Screaming Eagle Foundation, build more gardens throughout the military installation.