On one of the coldest March mornings in recent memory, more than 30 Team Depot volunteers from District 278 (Fairfax, Va.) were gathered inside and outside of a home, swinging hammers and painting walls.
They were transforming the home of Navy veteran Marty Bodrog, the first victim of the September 13 Washington Navy Yard shooting.
Marty left behind his wife, Melanie, and three daughters. When a leak in the family’s home caused significant water damage and mold, volunteers from the Immanuel Bible Church and The Home Depot nearby stepped in to help.
Volunteers remodeled three bathrooms, replaced interior and exterior doors, and painted the interior of the home. They also installed security and safety features including smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, and completed landscaping projects.
Our Team Depot volunteers helped to complete the projects Marty was unable to and make the home more safe and comfortable as his family moves forward. Team Depot hopes to return to complete additional projects later this spring.
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