Volunteers renovate disabled veteran's Penfield home

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Home Depot and the Patriot Guard Riders of New York are making sure to show one local disabled veteran just how much he's appreciated as a hero. 

"We've been at this for about a year and a half," said Bob Harder, of Patriot Guard Riders of New York. "It takes that long to get the process completed and get it approved. We worked hard to try to get this done before Veterans Day."

The Patriot Guard and Home Depot have been at the home of Glenn Reed, a USMC Veteran, for weeks getting flooring installed, painting done, and on the Friday before Veterans Day, the finishing touches on this home. 

"Glenn is a really special person and it's really an amazing thing for us to see his house transformed and see him everyday, how happy he is," said Ahmad Rivazfar, who works for Home Depot. "It's very meaningful. We've put over 1,000 volunteer house in this project and it's gratifying and very rewarding."

"They raised me up from a bad place and they've really shown me what community is," said Reed. "They're thanking me when I just really want to thank them."

The team of volunteers made sure every member of the family was taken care of, even Reed's dog Howard.

"There's been so many unexpected extras," said Reed. "Things that they didn't say they were going to give us, they just kept doing and doing."

A matching dog house for Howard was delivered at the end of this build -- just another example of how connected this group of volunteers has become with Reed and his family.

"I've had a great life and it's nice to give back" said Harder. "It's just important to give back. We're very fortunate in the United States and when we have a veteran in need, it's important to do what we can to help them out."

To learn more about this project or how to help another veteran in need, visit the Patriot Guard Riders of New York's website


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