Local VFW, Home Depot help transform Chesapeake veteran’s home


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake veteran had her home transformed thanks to Home Depot and VFW Post #2894.

It’s part of Home Depot’s National Celebration of Service Campaign to Serve Veterans.

It’s the eighth year of the campaign, which goes from September to November.

Since 2011, the foundation stated it has helped repair more than 40,000 homes and facilities for veterans across the country.

Eboni Ricks, an Army veteran, had her home redone Thursday afternoon.

Home Depot employees volunteered their time to install new toilets, fans, vanities, and painted rooms in the home.

New carpets will be installed on Saturday.

“To have Home Depot come through for us is amazing and a blessing,” said Ricks, who has six children.

Ricks said she was out with her husband shopping last year when she met a man from the VFW asking if they were veterans and needed some work done on their homes.

“He said ‘Hey! Email me your information, what you need done on your house, and a year later, we’re here,” she said.

Her family has lived in the home for 11 years.

Ricks said she is thankful for all those who took the time out to come out.

“Very grateful. They’ve volunteered their time. Thank you. I’m humbly blessed,” she said.

A spokesperson with Home Depot said the cost was over $9,000 and that they are always busy helping veterans in our area.

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