HILLSBORO, Ore. – Volunteers converged on the Hillsboro home of a Korean War veteran Thursday and helped him with home repairs as part of a national effort to help veterans with housing problems.
Chuck Reynolds, Sr., a Korean War vet and single father, lost his job in 2012 and his home has a backlog of much needed repairs, said Ben Owens a spokesperson for the Home Depot Foundation that organized the event.
Volunteers helped Reynolds with some painting, deck and fence repairs, landscaping work and an energy efficiency upgrade.
Some 9,000 Home Depot employees will fan out across the country over the next several months as they take on 350 volunteer projects that help veterans stay in their home, said Owens.
Owens said on any given night in 2012, 62,619 veterans were homeless in the U.S.