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Stand Down House gets makeover in Palm Beach County

Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 11:45:29-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.-- The Stand Down House in central Palm Beach County is getting a makeover.

Two-hundred volunteers from Home Depot and Rebuilding Together are pitching in supplies and manpower to renovate the homeless veterans shelter.

Carl Perrault is one of 23 veterans recovering and transition at Stand Down House. He says it’s been a while since he’s felt this special.

“It means a lot I’m not used to people saying saying to me thank you for your service I don’t know how to react to that. You know, I was just doing my job. But I think it’s a beautiful thing what they’re doing means a lot.” said Perrault.

Roy Foster founded the organization 19 years ago. To him, watching these volunteers work alongside veterans getting help is satisfying.

“For them to be interacting out here this is the most powerful part about it because now they’re seeing that what they invest in their service time is now being paid back and this is a great thing,” said Foster.

Robin Martin is the executive director of Rebuilding Together.

“To help Stand Down House be a beautiful place that can transform the lives of people who serve our country is truly a meaningful and impactful day,” said Martin.

Brandi Garin is with the Home Depot volunteers. She feels inspired working alongside veterans. “Every one of them is out so excited to be part of it and they want to help as you see they’re out here helping themselves and just so grateful,” said Garin.

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