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Air Force veteran Thomas Holton and his family were displaced from their home due to medical bills. Now, they get to come back home.

A South Florida Air Force veteran and his family can now go back home after being displaced for months.

Thomas Holton served in the Air Force and was diagnosed with cancer years ago. The bills for his treatment piled up, leaving him and his family unable to keep up with repairs to their home in Richmond Heights.

The home eventually became inhabitable, so Holton and his wife Theresa had to live with relatives for a few months.

With the help of Home Depot and local non-profit Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, that’s all changing.

“It really makes me feel happy, I don’t know what to say, can’t put it in words,” said Theresa Holton as she watched the team of volunteers paint the walls of her home.

Team Depot, the company’s volunteer task force, spent Friday morning repairing holes, painting the exterior of the home, cleaning up the property and updating the landscaping.

Thomas Holton says this project and renovation give him a sense of calm.

2022-02-22T12:01:56-05:00