This Old House “Homes for Our Troops"

This Old House “Homes for Our Troops"

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 4:00pm

Pictured: The THIS OLD HOUSE crew with the DeWitt family.

Credit: Courtesy of © Kevin O’Connor

Over three special episodes, This Old House is partnering with Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) to build a house – from the ground up – for one Army veteran and his family, as a way to highlight the heroes who have given so much for their country.Kevin meets Mike Duckett in New Hampshire to see the plans for the DeWitt family’s specially adapted home from Homes For Our Troops (HFOT). Norm, Tom and Kevin join builder Ken Dionne and his team to help with framing the exterior walls.  Kevin then travels to Florida to meet Justin Gaertner, another veteran who also received a HFOT home.  Kevin rejoins the project in New Hampshire and finds that all the exterior walls are secured and the truss roof is going up. This three part special airs Saturdays, May 23 & 30, June 6 at 10 a.m. and Sundays, May 17, 24 & 31 at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Veterans Connections:

To draw awareness to the issues of local veterans, WXXI and the Little Theatre convened a Veterans Affairs Task Force to identify the most pressing needs and issues facing veterans and their families in the Greater Rochester area and to make recommendations about ways that WXXI/Little programming and outreach can help address those needs.

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