Volunteers from Home Depot broke out the hard hats and work gloves to help out Valley veterans

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Piece by piece dozens of volunteers are building a sense of security for Central Valley veterans. (KFSN)

Piece by piece dozens of volunteers are building a sense of security for Central Valley veterans.

"Our fence was in pretty rough shape, we've been broken into a couple times because they ripped the boards off the back fence," said John Schuler, CVV VP.

Volunteers from 13 Central Valley Home Depot stores came together to build a perimeter around the Central Valley Veterans Hospitality House.

The house opened six months ago to offer services to veteran families with a loved one in the VA hospital. The nonprofit organization works 365 days a year to assist homeless veterans and offer support services.

"They're putting in all new fencing for us. They're putting a gate on the driveway, were going to have a gate on the other side, so it's going to be pretty secure," said Schuler.

The whole idea is to turn the Hospitality House into a home for the veterans staying here.

"Looking at the back of their shirts, it says doing more for veterans," said Brian Young, US Air Force veteran.

Young and his family of three are now direct beneficiaries of their labor. The Valley native served nearly 15 years overseas.

"It makes you feel like you put an impact on their lives and the rest of the world."

"I personally give thanks for all of the military people that have served. If this is just a small token that I can do to help out I'm glad I can be a part of it," said Cole Pierce, Home Depot Specialty Assistant Manager.

Team Depot is putting in 357 feet of fencing as part of their celebration of service. Since 2011, the Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $160 million to provide safe housing to veterans nationwide. Their volunteers have helped transform more than 26,000 homes for veterans.

"This is the only company I've worked for that we can actually be empowered to give back to the community and help people out that need help," said Pierce.
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