Home Depot volunteers team up to renovate vet’s home

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — It was a busy day on Lethbridge road in Richmond on Friday. More than a dozen Home Depot employees and volunteers with Paralyzed Veterans of America were hard at work for Chris Bacon and his family.

“I’m having my kitchen redone the cabinets are being refinished and painted,” said Bacon. “A new floor is being installed, new countertop installed, along with a new faucet and sink.”

Basically, a complete overhaul of their family home — it needs repairs and modifications for it to remain safe and accessible.

“A lot of the vets when they get out of the military they have no means, or less means to take care of themselves,” explained Robert Satterwhite of the Paralyzed Vets of America. “And we’re here to take care of the veterans. We take care of our own.”

“We’re doing some things around the house to improve the way of life and make things easier for them’” added Michael Bisha of Home Depot.

Bacon says the past two years have not been easy. His 23-year old daughter died suddenly and it has been difficult for his family. He says the work to the house is a blessing.

“It’s a tough situation. It definitely leaves a void in your life,” said Bacon. “And, there are times it’s hard to deal with.

“My wife and I greatly appreciated it. We do.”

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