LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A labor of love paid off in a big way for a formerly homeless WAVE Country veteran.
Marlene Aldrich is the new owner of a home on Clara Avenue in south Louisville.
She's a Navy vet, mother and grandmother. At one time she had lost her job and was living in her car, according to a release.
Six months ago, the house was abandoned and dilapidated. But several volunteer groups came together to fix it up, and give Aldrich a place to call her own.
Aldrich helped with the transformation of her home, working alongside groups including Habitat for Humanity, Metro United Way, and the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs.