Korean War Veteran Now Has a Wheelchair Accessible Home Thanks to Local Volunteers

20160311-_DHB2321-EditHomer Goddard served in the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star. When he left the military he worked in the construction industry and built the home he lives in today. But now the 85-year-old is struggling with Parkinson’s disease and uses a wheelchair which the home isn’t built to accommodate.

On March 11, more than 20 volunteers from local Home Depot stores volunteered to make the changes to his home for free. The group is part of Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force that works to improve the homes and live of veterans. Team Depot partnered with Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach on the project. Volunteers spent several hours widening doorways in Homer’s home to fit his wheelchair, building wheelchair ramps, putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and updating the kitchen. They thought of things like moving the microwave down lower so Homer could reach it.

Homer’s daughter, Lejeune Goddard watched the work happening with her father and says it means a lot to see volunteers serving those who served our country.

For more about Team Depot’s efforts in communities across the country, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot.

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