A retired Marine Corps Iraq veteran returned to the home he bought with his wife in January. But thanks to a friend, volunteers and thousands of dollars of donations, it is not a rundown place anymore.
Sergeant Jacinto Bernardo ended up in tears after touring the house, outfitted with new kitchen, floors carpets, paint, and backyard.
His Marine bootcamp buddy Jeremy Epperson rounded up volunteers, money, and put $70,000 worth of work into the house as part of a program he’s calling Homecoming Heroes.
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