Volunteers repair home for Army widow on Veterans Day

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - More than a dozen volunteers from Home Depot in Huntsville spent their day off serving a local woman on Veterans Day.  They partnered with Still Serving Veterans, to help improve one woman's home.

With every swing of the hammer, these Home Depot volunteers are honoring Veterans Day by making life safer for Lucy Miller.

"They're tearing it down, putting a new one up," said Miller, Army Veteran Widow.

"We're fixing her porch, and railing up front," said Gleen Behrens, Assistant Store Manager, Home Depot.

"We like to think of ourselves, not as the orange box, but as a part of the community and we want to help the community and the people around us," said Behrens.
These volunteers are spending their day off to make sure the job is done, and done right for one of their own. "Many of these guys here, myself included are veterans out here today," said Behrens.
A simple act of kindness will restore Miller's independence, and for that, she's thankful. "it makes me feel great knowing they care enough to do this, just to know someone is helping," said Miller.

Miller's four sons and four of her grandsons also served in the military. She says they represent all four branches.

In addition to Team Depot's efforts, The Home Depot Foundation will also donate up to $1 million to veteran causes for customers who share their support for veterans and volunteerism via social media throughout Celebration of Service. On Twitter and Instagram, people can join in by sharing a #ServiceSelfie. On Facebook, likes, comments and shares on Team Depot's nonprofit spotlight posts each Monday will count toward the $1 million goal.


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