Volunteers restoring military family's home (PHOTOS)

Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:48 PM.

"It's so sad because they completely remodeled it before they left," Devine said. "It's still in (the) process. It's not done yet. There's a lot to do."

Local businesses, including Sam's Handy Service, Tew Construction and A-Team Kitchen and Bath, have volunteered professional services.

On Sept. 14, six adults from the church and four Boy Scouts from Troop 732 descended on the home and went to work.

They tore up the stained, ruined carpet and began scouring filthy kitchen cabinets. Using weed-whackers, they attacked 4-foot-tall weeds that the renters left unattended in the backyard.

"Some of these people do not know us and they are helping," Jessica said. "We are so touched by all this. When we found out, we started to cry like a baby. We do not feel deserving of this act of kindness."

More work needed

On Sept. 28, Devine will lead another work party to the house to begin scrubbing walls of the mysterious film and repainting. Donated ceiling fans will be hung and electrical work performed.

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