Minneapolis War Hero Honored with Repairs to Home
A Minneapolis hero is being honored as a part of Habitat for Humanity's program to build and remodel homes for veterans.
Sergeant Brian Neill, an Iraq war veteran is getting his home remodeled this week.
Sergeant Neill and his family have lived in the Minneapolis home for more than 20 years.
After Neill was injured in Iraq he's no longer able to do repairs around his home and needed some help replacing the roof, painting the siding, and repairing the foundation and sidewalk.
Monday Habitat for Humanity started helping remodel the home so Neill and his family can stay in their home.
Earlier Monday morning Sgt. Neill and his wife Jane were honored at the American Legion Club for their service.
Senator Al Franken spoke of Sgt. Neill's 17 month deployment in Iraq. Neill was a part of the longest deployment in U.S. history. Sgt. Neill's wife has been caring for both her husband, and their son who was severely injured in a car crash.
So these home repairs are as much to honor Jane as they are to honor Brian. Habitat for Humanity has already helped repair the homes of 19 veterans in the past year.
As a part of their "A Brush with Kindness" program, they're looking to help more veterans with home repairs.
For more information on how to apply to the program, http://www.tchabitat.org/veterans