American Legion volunteers, Home Depot employees make improvements to local army vet’s house

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CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) — Today, employees from Home Depot and several volunteers with the American Legion Matthew Blount Post 555 gathered to make some much needed improvements to the home of one of our veterans, making life more manageable for a man who fought and almost died for our country.

Joseph Lowery served in the U.S. army for nine years until he was severely injured by an IED that hit his vehicle. Lowery now lives with PTSD and multiple injuries that require 24-hour home care.  Monday was all about thanking him for his service and making him more comfortable in his own home.

“We try to tailor towards veterans since they are the ones that have given so much for us,” Bryan Cornelius with Home Depot said. “We are definitely servants and give back to our community that way.”

Workers are building an additional bedroom, putting down new floors and carpeting and landscaping the yard.

You can get involved on social media. The Home Depot Foundation is donating up to $500,000 to veteran causes when you show veteran support on social media by sharing a #ServiceSelfie from Sept. 1 through Veteran’s Day. Every #ServiceSelfie shared on Twitter and Instagram, as well as comments and shares on Team Depot’s nonprofit spotlight Facebook posts will earn $1 toward the $500,000 goal.

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