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Home Depot gives back to local Veteran

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Home Depot recently gave back to a local Veteran in Region 8.

Robert Cox served in the Korean War and lives in the Batesville area.

His caregiver, Becky Box, with the White River Area Agency on Aging heard the local Home Depot wanted to help a Veteran with grant money.

She knew Cox needed some updates to his home so she contacted Home Depot and explained what needed to be done.  

"My job is to help Mr. Cox maintain his safety and independence in his home as much as he possibly can,” Cox said. “This is just going to help him further do that."

Several workers from Home Depot showed up on Veteran’s Day to do work to Cox’s home and yard.

"I looked out and my yard was full of orange shirts," Cox said.

Home Depot used $8,500 in grant money for the work. Renovations included new storm shelter doors, new carpet, additional bathroom storage, new appliances and a lot of yard work.

Another major addition was a sidewalk so Cox could go out in his wheelchair without having to go over the gravel in the road.

Home Depot workers said this is just one way they like to give back to the community, especially to those who have served our country.

"One of our core values at the Home Depot is giving back to the community and we definitely believe in giving back to the veterans that served us well,” Calvin Wright, a Home Depot worker, said.

Cox said he cannot thank Home Depot and the White River Area Agency on Aging enough for their help.

"They are a magnificent organizations is the best I can explain it," he said. 

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