Wheelchair-bound veteran given home makeover by The Home Depot Foundation

Wheelchair-bound veteran given home makeover by The Home Depot Foundation
Team Depot and The Home Depot Foundation (Source: KFDA)
Team Depot and The Home Depot Foundation (Source: KFDA)
Team Depot and The Home Depot Foundation (Source: KFDA)
Team Depot and The Home Depot Foundation (Source: KFDA)
Team Depot and The Home Depot Foundation (Source: KFDA)

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A local veteran is getting a home transformation, thanks to The Home Depot Foundation and American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation.

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On May 4, the two foundations are partnering to renovate the bathroom of Amarillo-area U.S. Army veteran Blane Barnes.

Barnes is disabled and uses a wheelchair, but his home is not wheelchair accessible and he has trouble maneuvering in his bathroom.

More than 20 members of Team Depot, The Home Depot's associate volunteer group, will spend their day off making Barnes' shower wheelchair accessible, updating tiling, replacing the toilet and widening the doorway.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has transformed more than 37,000 homes and facilities and veterans across the United States.

The Home Depot says it is important for them to give back to veterans since more than 35,000 of the company's associates have served in the military.

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