Brgy Baroro Comfort Room Project

Initially VFW Post 9892 was given a donation by the family of Pat McPherson for a community service project as a memorial to Pat who has passed away. The post reviewed an number of candidate projects which was to be a joint effort, VFW Post 9892 to provide materials, the selected barangay (village) to provide the labor.

Barangay Baroro, a coastal village located in Bacnotan, La Union was seeking assistance to construct a public restroom/comfort room at their new auditorium. The multi-purpose audotorium is used to hold youth sports activities and other civic and social events, but had run out of budget before a comfort room for visitors could be constructed.

Realizing that material costs would exceed the amount provided by the McPherson fund a motion was made to use some of the Post's funds and also make a request for additional financial assistance from VFW National. The motion was approved and National did provide the requested funding.

Materials we provided to the barangay incrementally during the construction, the residents willingly provided the labor. As many had days jobs the would work on the project for a few hours before heading off to work or in the evening hours after work.

The project was completed in May 2019, a plaque undraping ceremony was held on May 18, 2018. This was a major success highlighting how the the VFW Post and local governments units can work together for quality of life improvement projects.

 

The worksite at the start of the project, lunch and snacks provided by the community.

Was hard work with daytime temps reaching 40C (104F).

The Barangay Captain (Village Executive) kept the project on track.

The undraping of the plaque by Post Commander Bobby Reyes and Brgy Capt. Randy Macabitas.

A show of friendship and cooperation.

Commander Reyes makes his inspection to note that all works are complete and this project can be marked as completed.

VFW Post 9892 young, fit officers present to show their support.

All village officials turned out for the ceremony.

The day was quite hot, so a few well deserved cold brews were in order.