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It's like thanks for -- country and the mother -- destroyed his home and now Home Depot and dozens of local volunteers are coming together to help an American war hero returned home.
Joining us now with the story Heather Nauert Heather good morning this is an incredible story one community turning now to help a -- friends family in need to.
This remarkable help is actually taking place all across the country so we went out to -- -- New Jersey.
To meet one sailor and his family who are truly deserving of this help.
More than a dozen volunteers putting the finishing touches on a home that hasn't and lived in for more than a year.
Hurricane Irene decimated it 1485.
Year old Charlie bass and his wife of 63 years to evacuate I thought I was gonna die.
The -- did I know months -- and in this -- -- -- After losing your cell line the massive owned this home for decades settling here after Charlie fought in the Korean War and stormed the beaches of Normandy.
We -- the features we took we took a shorter insure new features are fairly -- the British Canadian troops should.
Today I turned seventy and -- -- home they raise their family and was now unbelievable the foundation crumbled mold overtook the walls.
And the roof was destroyed their daughter JoAnne got -- repair.
Instruments needed we needed at least a 150000.
Dollars or more to get everything fixed and there was no way there are -- com.
Eventually the -- the local Home Depot store manager unleashed an army of employees and local volunteers.
As a part of it's celebration of surface he campaigned to fix homes for our nation's bats and -- -- to be installing the kitchen floor hey.
-- To help keep us safe in this country -- who.
My father didn't know -- they did for us.
It took more than two months and hundreds of man hours to make -- home livable again.
You see all these people behind me they're all here volunteering.
And so that's -- sweat equity and this is the American dream right here right now on the story saying.
Family and friends and private companies coming together to help each other.
And that's what the country's about.
-- expect to move in within days it's something that seemed a dream to her father.
I never expected to tell you the truth and it's not it's a great feeling known at the -- over you can go home.
While Home Depot started this program last year and they expect to help 111100.
Veterans families not just with equipment but also with labor in this volunteer labor on the part of their employees.
And they say that if your family needs help contact the store manager at your local Home Depot.
-- Heather thanks very much -- that story.
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