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Dozens volunteer to help build handicap ramp for veteran


Dozens of volunteers came out Wednesday morning with tools in hand to help a Springfield veteran who has trouble leaving his home.

Volunteers from Rebuilding Together and the West Springfield Home Depot helped build a brand new handicap ramp at the Terrence Street home of David Rogers.

It was part of the nonprofit's program, Honoring Veterans, in which they provide the ramps for veterans and their families.

"Rebuilding Together is helping homeowners stay in their homes. Today we're building a ramp for Mr. Rogers and cleaning his yard. It's days like this that really keeps us going," said Rebuilding Together member, Ethel Griffin.

The West Springfield Home Depot donated the majority of the supplies for the new ramp.

Becky Granholm is a supervisor at the store. She said Tuesday's event is just one of many the store has teamed up with Rebuilding Together to help homeowners.

"One of the core values we have is giving back to the community," said Granholm.

For Rogers, he said he can't thank the group enough for what they did for him.

"It's a wonderful feeling, believe me. After all these years of hard labor it's nice to have the help," said Rogers.

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