Warner Robins' Veteran Gets Home Makeover
WARNER ROBINS, Ga.-- Volunteers were hard at work on Saturday morning repairing Jeffery Walker's home. Jeffery walker is a disabled army veteran who has lived in his Warner Robins' home for 24 years.
"I've been living here since 1993. My wife and I didn't know much about housekeeping so things got neglected," said Walker.
Home Depot and Rebuilding Together of Warner Robins decided they needed to help the veteran. The two groups have been partnering up for 15 years in efforts to make a difference in people's lives. President of Rebuilding Together, Jerome Stephens, said it's a blessing to help.
"We're brothers. As veterans we help each other out and I'm a firm believer in giving back," said Stephens.
Home Depot's operation manager, Michael Jennings wanted Walker to know he did not ave to fight this battle alone.
"It's kind of just a brotherhood of someone say I have your back. When you are in the service you know someone has your back and you're protects and unfortunately when you get out, you lose that," said Home Depot's operation manager Michael Jennings.
Walker got a new fence, new doors, landscaping and damaged areas of his home fixed for free. Overall, the grant that helped fixed his home was around $14,000, but Jennings said overall, with labor included, received about $50,000 worth of renovations. Walker said it's hard to explain how grateful he is for their help.
"I am elated. Words can't express or convey what I feel," he said.
He said without them he and his wife would not have been able to get all the work done due to his disabilities and financial situation, with two kids in college.
"We see it as God's hands and they are this angels," Walker said.