Volunteers restoring military family's home (PHOTOS)

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

"It's still a work in progress, but we are definitely seeing a positive outpour of help from the community," Devine said. "They (the Steeles) would never in a million years ask for help or a handout, but I decided I can ask for help for them."

The Steeles are paying for much of the supplies while the volunteers perform the labor.

"These people are the true heroes of America," Jessica, a native of Québec, Canada, said. "I am so blessed to live in this beautiful country. I do love mine but the support and love you show each other as Americans, I have never seen that in Québec."

The Steeles hope to return to Crestview within a year and live here permanently.

"Crestview is a magical place with amazing people. We love it there and we call it home. We are coming back soon to live there again."

Want to help?

Volunteers, including those with sheetrock and air conditioning skills, are needed to help refurbish the home of Technical Sgt. Matt and Jessica Steele. Donated building supplies are also welcome. Contact Miriama Devine, 305-9772, to assist.

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