Bridgeport Marine Corps vet says $3 million construction project at Homes for the Brave is 'highest possible honor'
As the U.S. celebrates those who have served in uniform, a Bridgeport veteran is still serving veterans decades after leaving the Marine Corps.
Eric Lamore, 45, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is now the construction superintendent for Enterprise Builders, where a $3 million project is under construction at the Homes for the Brave on Park Avenue.
The building will have a three-story addition with an elevator to serve disabled veterans.
Lamore said his best friend was one of countless U.S. veterans to lose their lives after leaving the service.
"Veterans Homelessness are two words that should never go together, veteran and homeless," said Lamore.
Lamore has dedicated his life to saving veterans in Bridgeport and across the state.
"It makes me angry, and I want to see the state get better with the support of our veterans and make sure that not only do they have homes to live in," Lamore said. "but also that the services required so they're not sticking a needle in their arm because things are too hard for them mentally."
Homes for the Brave CEO Vince Santilli says Lamore is the best person to serve and protect fellow veterans in the community.
“Homes for the Brave is in business to assist these men and women when they're experiencing homelessness," said Santilli.
The construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2024.