DENVER (CBS4) – Things are a brighter around the house now for a disabled Army sergeant and his family thanks to a local charity and the Home Depot.

Volunteers from Home Depot helped paint the Denver home of Christian Ortiz and his family. Ortiz suffers from injuries after being hit by two bombs while serving in Iraq. He and his wife have two children.

Thanks to Tuesday’s work, the grateful family has a perfect outside space.

“We have privacy and safety, and right now and we can, you know, be at ease and they (the children) can be outside,” Ortiz said. “Peace of mind is the biggest thing right now.”

“We know through this program that (there are) still people outside that care about veterans and they care about what they did for our country,” Ortiz’s wife Joelemy Vermudez said.

Home Depot is donating $80 million over five years to help build and repair homes of veterans and their families across the country.


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