GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Veterans in Kent County are had their homes repaired Friday, thanks to hundreds of Home Depot volunteers from West Michigan.
Team Depot partnered with Habitat For Humanity to renovate houses for six local veterans. The project is part of the Home Depot's fourth annual Celebration of Service, where Team Depot volunteers transform more than 1,000 homes for veterans across the country, from September 11 to Veterans Day, November 11.
Friday's project in Grand Rapids included the future home of Army veteran Lawrence Smith. After 30 years of renting the same apartment, the 62-year-old veteran will finally have a home of his own.
"I really appreciate it. It's one of the most humbling experiences I've ever had in my life," said Smith.
"Everyone is so alive. It's so powerful I've already shed a few tears, so many people coming together for one common goal," said volunteer Mary Buikema.