For about four hours every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Kimberly Lowe refurbishes veterans gravestones throughout cemeteries in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
Lowe is accompanied with three other adults and a job coach. Together, they make up an Honor Team. It’s part of a partnership between the Shining Honor Project and A New Leaf, which provides individuals with developmental disabilities vocational training, job placement, and pay.
“It helps me get to know who served our country and I really enjoy doing it,” said Lowe. “And my family is in the military too so it actually gets me to pay my respects that they deserve.”
Erin Wambold, the executive director for the Shining Honor Project, says the community saw a need to bring two different groups together and the organization was born.