Korean War veteran receives much needed home renovations

Published: Oct. 9, 2018 at 4:50 PM EDT
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(10/09/18) -- A mid-Michigan Korean War vet is on the receiving end of some much needed home renovations free of charge, thanks to volunteers with The Home Depot.

"Today we have an 89-year-old, Mr. Baird, he's a Korean War Veteran, he needs a ramp, we're giving him handicapped and safety toilets, new curtains, new appliances, landscaping," said Judy Custer with The Home Depot.

About 100 volunteers from 11 Home Depot stores across mid Michigan, pitched in on their day off, to help make a difference.

"It's really nice, my father-in-law has Parkinsons now and he's not able to get around; Home Depot has come out to make it more accessible for him, so it's just amazing," said Jim Graham.

Graham says his father-in-law has been wanting to get a number of projects done, but Parkinson's has limited his ability these last few years.

His father in law is currently in rehab from a recent hospitalization.

All the renovations done today bring Graham peace of mind.

"Part of what we worry about is his own safety, here he wants to live alone, he has to be able to get in and out of the house, you know if a fire happens, those type of things, it really makes it amazing for him to live at home," Graham said.

And Graham says his father-in-law, is very much looking forward to coming home and still be able to live independently.

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