Local veteran receives home improvement assistance

FROM WSJSTAFF REPORTS

Henry Pierwola, a disabled Vietnam veteran, received some much needed improvements to his home.

The North Wake Chapter of the Purple Heart Homes, a national organization, assists disabled veterans with making improvements to their homes to accommodate their disabilities.

Pierwola was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He is a member of Walter E. Cole Post 187, American Legion and the Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“It was an honor to serve a man that served our country and fought for our freedom”, said Joe Sheehan, chapter spokesman.

“We were able to fix a few unsafe things in his home he was not able to do for himself.”

New ground-fault circuit interrupters were replaced. Wiring issues were fixed.  installed a new bathroom fan, outdoor flood lights and fixed an aging deck.

The Home Depot Foundation provided materials for the home improvements.

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