Miami Dolphins, Bank of America Repair Veteran's Home

For Immediate Release

November 3, 2016

In honor of Veterans Day, the Miami Dolphins partnered with Bank of America in giving the home of a U.S. Army veteran a major makeover.

Joe Riddick, 65, is a U.S. Army veteran who's served in Vietnam, and parts of the Gulf War.

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"I did it for the country you know, because I love this country of America," Riddick said. "I'm glad to do it, and I would do it again."

Riddick and his wife Shonda now live in Opa-Locka but his home isn't a symbol of a heros welcome. The home is in need of several repairs.

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That's why the Miami Dolphins and Bank of America is partnering to give Reddick's home a makeover.

"We're here to say thanks and help him, and do some renovations in his home," said Bank of America Miami Market Manager Maria Alonso.

Reddick will receive interior, exterior painting, new stove, washer, dryer, and landscaping. For Reddick he says it's something he'll never forget, especially with his favorite team lending a hand.

"The dolphins is my team, and I love the organization, and I appreciate what them and Bank of America is doing for me," Riddick said.

Riddick was honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent after serving 21 years in the Army. During his time of service, he helped deliver supplies and worked with Mechanized Infantry.


Credits: NBC 6 South Florida



ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free of charge rehabilitation services to the elderly, veterans, disabled and low income homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $250,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 200 affiliates and is the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

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