Rising 6 continues to volunteer in the community

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  • By Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra
  • 114th Fighter Wing

The 114th Fighter Wing Rising 6 organization participated in the Paint the Town event on June 10, 2017, Sioux Falls, S.D. The Rising 6 selected to work with Paint the Town because it was an opportunity to work with a another organization to help people in need. The Rising 6 is made up of Airmen ranking from Airmen to Technical Sergeant who wants to make an impact in the Air National Guard and the Sioux Falls and surrounding communities.


Paint the Town event is an all day event where a houses are nominated by friends, family, and neighbors to be prepped and painted by volunteers. 


Approximately 20 Airmen and family members came ready to work on a hot Saturday morning.


“The Paint the Town program provided most of the supplies to paint the house. They left organizing with the home owner and the work needed to be done to the Rising 6.” said Senior Airman Briana Grage, 114th Fighter Wing Rising 6 president. “Some of our Airmen brought extra supplies, such as ladders and paint sprayers, to make painting easier.”

The Airmen and their family members power washed and scrapped the old paint before the painted the house. 


“The Airmen and their families did an amazing job working together to finish a project that was tougher than expected,” said Grage “It really shows that the Airmen of the 114th Fighter Wing are selfless and willing to give back to the community.” 


It took approximately six hours to prep and paint the entire house. It was a successful event and a good way to give back to the Sioux Falls community.


“This was an amazing opportunity to help someone in need.” said Grage. “The Rising 6 would love expand our community outreach by giving our members more opportunities to volunteer with different organizations in the Sioux Falls and surrounding communities.”