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Odessa's Veteran Watchmakers Initiative to expand

February 14, 2019 10:35 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

The Veteran Watchmakers Initiative received a grant from the Welfare Foundation to start the fit-out of training space. The Welfare Foundation is a member of Philanthropy Delaware.

From Delaware Public Media 

The Veteran Watchmakers Initiative and its 16-month old Odessa Center for Horological Excellence are receiving a $30,000 grant from M&T Bank just as its first class of watchmakers gets ready to graduate.

Former Coast Guard Member Jim Gardner is one of five completing the program. “This has been a great opportunity for me. I fell in love with watchmaking,” said Gardner. “I can’t wait to get out in the field and take advantage of it.”

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