Veteran Receives Home Makeover

Published 07/17 2014 03:54PM

Updated 07/18 2014 11:05AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph veteran is getting the home makeover of his dreams.

Henry Turner's home is getting remodeled by Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity as a show of appreciation for his service.

"I'm so excited. I can't put into words," said Turner.

Turner is recovering from a stroke.

He and his wife have spent the last three years living in unstable conditions.

No working bathroom and a broken furnace were just a few of the problems they dealt with.

"The floors weren't leveled, the plaster was coming off, the windows were not energy efficient," said Home Depot store manager Bond Sutton.

The transformation started three months ago from the ground up repairing the floors, tiles, shower and the bathroom.

"We're replacing the vanity, the toilet, tile, walls, everything," Sutton said.

The repairs were made possible thanks to an $11,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation and funds from the Southside Progressive Association.

"This was a great project and we are just so thankful to be able to help with it," said Sutton.

This is the first time St. Joseph's Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot have worked together.

They plan to finish the house in about a month.

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