JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- No one lives in the home yet, but Jerry Bass with Allied Veterans says they will soon. "This will give them a jump start for up to a year and help them get back into the routine of life," said Bass.
The renovated home will be rented by a veteran who completes the Allied Veterans job training program. It's the first of six homes they are rebuilding. "We had to completely gut it," said Air Force Veteran, Mike Hessong.
The one bedroom/one bathroom house has living, dining and even a laundry room. And it was finished in just three months. "You take a little extra effort when you know it's for one of our veterans," said Hessong.
The work is done mostly by veterans for veterans along with a few volunteers. And they all say it is the least they could do for someone who has given so much for our country.
"They can come here and be proud of it. And be proud to bring their family over and be able to have dinner in their own home," said Hessong.
The Department of Veterans Affairs says that on any given night there are roughly 68,000 homeless veterans in the U.S.
Allied Veterans of the World Incorporated raises money to help veterans through internet gaming, all across the state.