CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - 17 years ago today our country was attacked, reducing lower Manhattan to rubble.
For North Carolina based charity, Purple Heart Homes, that made today’s project extra meaningful.
In Denver, the organization was putting a roof on a house they’re constructing for Marine Corps veteran, Angela Cherico.
Today, Purple Heart Homes brought in a crane to raise trusses in the air while crews nailed them into place.
“I joined the army after 9/11 and a lot of stuff got torn up that day; just buildings and peoples' lives,” said Brad Borders, the Purple Heart Homes Construction Director, “and it's really cool to be able to put something together.”
This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of generous donors like Lake Norman Chrysler, which donated $11,000 to cover the cost of framing.
“To be able to give back to a homeowner who served in the military is just unbelievable and it was money well spent,” said Craig Smith, Lake Norman Chrysler Sales Director.
Not only donating money, but also donating time makes the Purple Heart Homes projects purposeful, especially on an anniversary engraved in our memories forever.
“With the divisiveness that's in this country now, I can remember a real sense of community back then,” said Jim Rhodes, part owner of Wayne Brothers, “and stuff like this and hopefully other things that can go on to maybe bring that sense of community back to our country.”
This project still needs supplies. The most urgent need is insulation.