DENVER, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A big home build for a local veteran is well underway. Bricklayers spent Thursday setting concrete blocks at the site of Angela Cherico's future home in Denver, NC.
Purple Heart Homes and FOX 46 are teaming up to get results for Cherico, a Marine Corps. veteran who has been through the ringer. After she was honorably discharged, Cherico didn't have the family support she needed.
The goal is to have the house completed by Veterans Day.
Finding volunteers and supplies is a constant struggle for Purple Heat Homes. For Wayne Brothers, lending a helping hand was a no brainer.
"It's definitely different than the normal type of jobs we do. Generally, we do larger, commercial or industrial jobs," he told FOX 46. Well, here's the reason why: we're helping a vet get into a home where they can find that sense of community."
The start and completetion of this project is something that would make co-founder of Purple Heart Homes, Dale Beatty, proud. The army veteran died suddenly in February at the age of 39.
"The thing hat Dale would not have wanted us to do was lay down and quit," his co-founder said. "This was his life's mission.
The non-profit is carrying on his legacy. This project is the first big one since Dale's death and getting started on the slab for this home is proof of the impact they make in veteran's lives.
The project has been slow moving at times. Organizers say they need more people to get involved. They're also looking for donations.
Here's a list of what they need:
Exterior windows and doors
To help Purple Heart Homes get results for veterans, and ways to donate materials, you can reach them at 704-838-4044