Home Depot volunteers and Warrior Outreach are giving back to local veteran
Around 40 volunteers from local Home Depots in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia have teamed up with the group ‘Warrior Outreach’ to fix up a home for a Slocomb veteran.
The ‘Team Depot’ volunteers came from Dothan, Tallahassee, Panama City, Florida, and Moultrie, Georgia. They spent the day fixing up the home of gulf war veteran, John Seay.
Seay applied to get help a while back and couldn't believe it when he found out he was selected.
"I was shocked,” laughed Seay. “This was actually my father's house and I inherited it… I wanted to get it fixed."
'Fixed' is an understatement of the work Team Depot and Warriors Outreach have done. A nearly $4,000 grant was given to help with home improvements from the inside out.
George Galligan is thrilled to give back to the hometown hero, since he served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
"This is a job that we're going to have the privilege of working with Warriors Outreach and Mr. John to where we can come back and help get him back into his house,” said Galligan.
"It’s great team building, we all have the same vision of helping our veterans and helping the community,” said Robert Friedlieb, Home Depot store manager in Dothan.
If you're a veteran who's interested in getting help, you can contact Warrior Outreach at Warrioroutreach@gmail.com or go to their website at www.warrioroutreach.org and fill out an application.