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Community Turning Abandoned House to Homeless Female Veteran's Home

Louisville community comes together to rehab vacant house for homeless veteran


WRB News 
By Fallon Glick
July 15, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A United Sates Navy veteran served her country, and now her community is serving her.

For every nail and rotting piece of wood that’s removed and thrown in a dumpster, it's one step closer to a new beginning and the start of a new life for Marlena Aldrich.

Aldrich is a single mother of four children who now has five grandchildren. In 2014, she fell on hard times.

“I just couldn't get caught up and found myself homeless,” Aldrich told WDRB News.

But soon, she will no longer be homeless.

Dozens of local organizations and community members have come together to repay Aldrich for her service including, Greater Louisville area unions, The Housing Partnership Inc., Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, Metro United Way, Athena’s Sisters and the Louisville Fire Department.
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