2 juveniles arrested for allegedly vandalizing home under construction for disabled veteran in Hanson
SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
HANSON, MASS. (WHDH) - Two juveniles were arrested in Hanson, accused of vandalizing a home under construction for a disabled veteran.
The teenage boys, whose names were not released, smashed every single window on a house being built by Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors — the first one this charity has built here in Massachusetts.
“This house is for a veteran. He’s a single-leg amputee, and his home right now doesn’t work for him on several levels,” said Karalexis, the lead project manager. “So what our organization does, we come in here, we build a fully functional handicapped home.”
Karalexis says the damage is so extensive, it’ll set them back weeks.
The home is free for the wounded veteran, but it costs construction crews time and money.
“They’re all mortgage-free,” Karalexis said. “We purchase the house, and the only way to do that is with the generosity of corporations. Every penny counts and the pennies go toward the projects.”
They estimate the damage at $50,000.
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