Struggling Rochester veteran gets big Christmas surprise

December 15, 2018 07:25 PM

Saturday was an early Christmas for a Rochester veteran and his family.

With the help of community donations and volunteers, Operation Build Up gave a family of nine a car and a home.

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It was a complete surprise and our cameras were rolling as it happened.

Josh is an Iraq war veteran, he and his partner have six children.

They had been struggling staying in a hotel since before Thanksgiving and Josh was walking three hours to work every day trying to change that.

Operation Build Up, a group that helps veterans learned about their story.The group came together with volunteers and they rehabbed an entire home.

The family said a home was exactly what they wanted for the holidays.

Watch News10NBC at 11 to see News10NBC's cameras rolling as the family got this surprise.


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