Mobile veteran gets home upgrades

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Home Depot Foundation, Rebuilding Together of South Alabama, and several other local organizations teamed up to improve a local veteran’s home.

William Woolley, who spent several years stationed in New Orleans until moving to Mobile, is disabled. Woolley has struggled to get around his home — but he no longer has to.

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Along with AARP, Vets Recover, State of Alabama Independent Living Service, and Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, the organizations helped to complete several projects on Woolley’s home.

They met up Wednesday, April 24, to complete several projects.

Projects included:

  • Building an outdoor wheelchair ramp

  • Adding landscaping

  • Removing debris

  • Replacing the water hose

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“Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates are veterans or military spouses,” a Home Depot Foundation press release stated.

“Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested $500 million in veteran causes and helped renovate and enhance more than 60,000 veteran homes and facilities, ensuring more of our nation’s heroes have a safe, comfortable place to call home that fits their individual needs.”

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