Iraq War Veteran Getting A Home Makeover
A Gainesville family is rebuilding their life. Adjusting to life after war for military veterans can be a struggle. It was especially hard for a North Central Florida man who returned from Iraq in 2003. Just as the family felt they had hit rock bottom, a community put them back on their feet.
Bruce Garniss served in the marine corps for four years and was deployed to Iraq. Garniss is working 80 hrs a week to make ends meet for his family, but that still wasn't enough. So, his wife Sidnette contacted Rebuilding Together. A home repair organization that renovates homes for low-income residents. Heroes at Home and Sears partnered with Rebuilding Together to give the Garniss family a newly renovated home.
Project coordinators say the renovation will take two months. The Heroes at Home effort is one of fifteen home repair projects happening in Alachua County for the month of April.
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