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Vietnam Vet to get critical home repairs from local group

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity in partnership with Cincinnati Bell and The Home Depot, will launch the new Repair Corps program, a critical home repair program aimed at providing low-income Veteran families with urgent home repair needs.

The event will take place on Friday, November 11th at a home in College Hill. Cincinnati Habitat will provide a new roof, a new hot water furnace, and essential winterization updates to the home of Donald Strull. Mr. Stull, a Vietnam War veteran, has lived with his wife, Eugenia, in this home for more than 34 years.

Over the years, the condition of the house has deteriorated, and due to health issues related to Mr. Strull's time in Vietnam, he is no longer able to make the repairs himself. The Strull family, the first homeowners to participate in the Repair Corps program, will volunteer 15 hours of their time and will pay for the repairs over a 10 year period. Cincinnati Bell and The Home Depot partnered with Cincinnati Habitat to help fund the project.

Jack Cassidy, president and CEO of Cincinnati Bell, will speak about the project. Representatives from The Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity will also attend the event. The community and members of the news media are welcomed to attend.

If you would like to help out the event is taking place at 9:00 a.m, at 2119 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224. Or contact Marissa Woodly at 513-659-6856 or mwoodly@cincinnatihabitat.org.

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