Local Veteran Gets Fresh Start From Home Depot

For Immediate Release

October 3, 2014

Home DepotHOMESTEAD, Fla. Last week, Home Depot, in partnership with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc., helped refurbish a home for a local veteran in Homestead.

Lilly Dempsey and her son Willie were living with her family in a home that was in disrepair.

"The whole ceiling was falling in," said Travis Renville, project manager for Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc. "They needed a lot of fixes."

In addition to a new ceiling, the whole house was painted, new appliances were installed, and the outside yard was given a fresh look thanks to some new pavers and freshly planted flowers and bushes.

On the inside, new tile floors were installed, and the bathrooms got a complete overhaul.

Thanks to the work of over 20 Team Depot volunteers, made up entirely of Home Depot associates, the Dempsey’s now live in a good-as-new home under a new roof as well.

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Credit: South Dade News Leader

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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



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