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Dozens of volunteers pitch in to repair family's Norwalk home

Dozens of volunteers spent their Saturday repairing a home for a veteran and his family that could not afford the work themselves.

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2019, 4:49 PM

Updated 1,875 days ago

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Dozens of volunteers spent their Saturday repairing a home for a veteran and his family that could not afford the work themselves.
This home on Orchard Street has been in the Turner family for over four decades. After the repairs and improvements made Saturday, the Turners say it'll provide them another four decades.
"It means a lot to me, I appreciate it," says David Turner. "You can't ask for no more than this. It happens once in a lifetime and you got to enjoy it."
At least 60 volunteers painted, finished, improved and repaired Turner's home at no cost to him or his family. It's all done by volunteers through the organization HomeFront, a program that provides free repairs to low income homeowners, allowing them to remain in their homes with an improved quality of life.
"They just want to help out," Kay Byrnes, of HomeFront, says of the volunteers. "They feel really good about, it's a joy. It's amazing how many people have corporate jobs, they're lawyers or bankers, they have these skills and want to use them somewhere."
"The motto is one day makes all the difference," says Byrnes. "At the end of the day, you might have a lot of sore muscles, but you feel really great that you could help somebody out in need."
Turner says he wouldn't have been able to afford the improvements on his own and after a serious surgery, he wouldn't have been able to physically do so either.
The organization runs on donations and was also supported Saturday by Home Depot.


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