Disabled Penfield veteran gets home remodeled by Patriot Riders, Home Depot

November 10, 2017 07:04 PM

This Veterans Day, a local veteran is getting a remodeled home for his family and him.

Glen Reed lives in Penfield. He's a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was injured in hand-to-hand combat and can't work. The Home Depot Foundation partnered with the Patriot Riders of New York to transform his home and make it more accessible for him. More than 50 people volunteered their time over the last three weeks.

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"He's been disabled, completely disabled for a long time," says Ahmad Rivazfar, the Home Depot. "Unfortunately when you're on a fixed income, and he has kids, it's really hard to keep up with your house. And he needed a lot of work; we took walls down, made it really easy for him."

"It's a really good feeling to know that people, the whole community actually, cares about veterans and what they've sacrificed and their families more importantly," says Glen Reed, veteran.

The volunteers gave Reed a new kitchen, a new living room, and new floors. They also built Reed's dog, Howard the Husky, his own dog house.


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