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Volunteers help prepare home for Town of Rutland veteran

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Published: Oct. 28, 2017 at 10:22 PM CDT
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Volunteers are helping get a new home ready for a Town of Rutland veteran.

Homes for our Troops is a national nonprofit, building and donating adapted homes for injured veterans. The home is for Army Staff Sergeant Russell Dennison and his family. During his third deployment, Dennison was injured by an IED in Afghanistan and both legs needed to be amputated.

Homes for our Troops said it is an opportunity to give back to veterans who've done so much.

"We feel that this is a moral obligation for the American people to give back... A lot of people will say it seems like such a rewarding job but it's just the right thing to do and that's what we consider it to be," said Brianne McNamara with Homes for our Troops.

Around 40 volunteers helped lay sod, plant flowers and bushes. The project is almost complete with the landscaping Saturday one of the final steps in the process.

"It's looking beautiful. The house is going to be awesome when they move in and just everybody doing everything in unison is a beautiful thing. As much as this yard is huge, it's not taking that long because we're all working as at team," said Volunteer TJ Meyers-Jansky.

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