Volunteers work to repair heroes’ homes

WDTN Photo/Chris Smith
WDTN Photo/Chris Smith

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — More than 40 volunteers worked feverishly Saturday to make repairs to several veterans’ homes for National Rebuilding Day and Heroes at Home.

Margaret Huff, 85, has lived in Dayton a majority of her life. Her late husband was in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years. Her 51-year-old son, Michael, also served eight years in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and lives with her.

With grant money from Sears and MetLife, volunteers from Standard Register, MetLife and ACCO gathered at Huff’s West Third Street home to make repairs. They replaced her front door, fixed her porch, and modified her bathroom to accommodate her mobility issues.

Congressman Mike Turner also worked alongside volunteers.

The goal of Rebuilding Day every April is to harness the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors to keep people living in safety and independence.

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