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Home Depot makes $13,000 donation to Fort Hero Veterans Barracks

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Northeast Louisiana is now one step closer from taking veterans off the streets, and giving them in a warm and safe place to call home.

"We chose to name it the Fort Hero Veterans Barracks because that's who it's for, the heroes," says Stewart Bashner, "We know we need an awful lot of new wiring, as you see the wiring has been stolen, we need to put new air conditioning and heat, the hood for the kitchen and the equipment for the kitchen but we are making remarkable progress by the day."

With every donation, whether it's tools, furniture, or old tiles, the former nursing home in Bastrop is taking shape into a shelter for homeless veterans.

"We are going to provide nutrition, we are going to provide mental counseling, and we are going to provide job training so that they can go back into the workforce."

Home Depot is helping make the dream of Fort Hero, a reality, with a $13,000 donation, along with paint and volunteer labor.

"We are getting it ready to go, but we are going to succeed, we are not going to let these veterans down."

By next Christmas, Fort Hero is expected to have at least one wing open - a drier, warmer place for veterans to spend the holidays.

To donate contact sbash77928@aol.com.

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