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More than 75 volunteers spruce up veteran's home

Jessica Royce & Ashlyn Hill

Flint, MI -- Military veteran, mechanic and Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Ken McNally took Tuesday off of work to do some home maintenance projects, but he was surprised to see just how many helpers would be there to accompany him.

More than 75 volunteers from Home Depot came out to spruce up the 13-year veteran's home in Flint.

In total, the Home Depot is donating almost $10,000 worth of appliances, landscaping and general improvement products to the McNally home.

Judy Custer, district leader of the volunteer program, said a project like this is a celebration of service.

"We've actually helped refurbish and made over 25,000 veteran homes and we plan to reach a billion dollars in the next few years helping veterans all over the country. It's been a great drive and we love it," Custer said.

McNally and his wife, Megan, said they're grateful for the help through the Veteran Grant Program, adding that programs like this are also important for the community.

"That way everybody feels like they're giving back to something that somebody's put their life out there for to protect what we have here, and it shows that people want to step up and make the community nice and show that they still care about our veterans and our military," McNally said.

"I don't even know how to describe how awesome it is and how crazy everything that they're doing. It's a project that would have taken us six years to do on our own with working and everything, so it's definitely something we're really, really excited about," Megan said.

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