Strangers help repair Wounded Warrior's home

Posted at 6:41 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 20:08:57-05

One look at Sgt. Brian Beck's home was all it took. Now, he's on the road to recovery in more ways than one.

Contractors from all over Pinellas County heard Sgt. Brian Beck’s story and volunteered their time and resources to turn his house into a home.

Earlier this year, Sgt. Beck says the contractor he hired to remodel his kitchen and bath gutted his house -- then abandoned the job.

We first visited the home in September. It was barren with no place to eat or bathe.

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We relayed Sgt. Beck’s story to Doug King with the Pinellas Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Without hesitation, dozens of NARI's contractor members took on remodeling Sgt. Beck’s home.

One of NARI's members, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, rehabs veterans' homes year round. The nonprofit relies solely on the donation of labor, materials and financial support to help former soldiers like Sgt. Beck. It plans to rehab the homes of 55 veterans by July.

Now, after months of eating out of a cooler and showering in his back yard, Sgt. Beck is about three weeks from a brand new kitchen and bath.

If you have any interest in making a tax deductible contribution to Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay to help them rehab even more homes for local veterans, just check out their website.