Local veteran's home transformed by volunteers

Created: 02/27/2014 6:03 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

In southeast Albuquerque, volunteers came together to unveil the home, specifically the bathrooms, for local veterans Joseph and Amanda Campbell. 

Joseph Campbell served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Like many who return home from war, Campbell suffers from PTSD along with injuries he obtained on the battlefield.  

He also came home to bathrooms full of black mold.

"We bought this house and it had way outdated bathrooms and stuff," Campbell said.

This is why volunteers from Home Depot came over to completely renovate the family's bathrooms.   

The team installed a new shower, toilet, light fixtures, and even a hot tub.

Amanda Campbell, Joseph's wife and a fellow veteran, is grateful for what the volunteers have done.

She says that having more space and having room to work around each other and take care of each other has just been a blessing.

Joseph stated that his skills are within the military and for other people to come out and help him with their special skills is just amazing.

Those special skills will continue to fix up the homes of our wounded warriors and their families.

The project is one of many that the Home Depot Foundation does to try to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home.

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