Celebrating the service of disabled veterans by improving home accessibility and safety


ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis area veterans and their families got free help with home improvement projects today thanks to Home Depot and Paraquad, Inc. It’s all part of the home improvement box store’s annual ‘celebration of service’ campaign across the country.

Between September 1 and Veterans Day, Home Depot teams up with nonprofit groups to help veterans with disabilities and their families increase accessibility and safety at their homes. Paraquad selected people in 12 homes around St. Louis were on the short list for help, among them 94-year-old Darlene Logan from Ferguson. Her husband served in World War II and the Korean War before passing away many years ago.

Crews did work both inside and outside of Darlene’s home, replacing all of her windows and exterior doors.

“It’s wonderful. I’m so grateful for everything, it’s great,” she said.

More than 100 people from Home Depot and eight other companies volunteered in the St. Louis area.

“It’s really about Home Depot giving back to the communities and making sure that we’re part of the communities and involved in the towns around us,” said Rich Pfau, manager of the Home Depot in Edwardsville.