VOLUNTEERS HELP IMPROVE HOME FOR ARMY VETERAN
December 8, 2016
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Dozens of volunteers came out to help improve the home of a local Army veteran on Thursday. It’s all part of a nationwide effort to give back, and now it’s going local.
Tristan Brown joined the military in 2006. In 2008, while deployed in Afghanistan, Brown was injured when his humvee ran over an IED. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and PTSD and was honorably discharged.
“That sent me home from deployment and that’s what I’ve been trying to kind of figure out, how to adjust to those injuries and those things over the past few years,” Brown said.
Brown, his wife and three kids recently became homeowners through a program that remodels foreclosed homes for veteran families.
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