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Military Matters: CSU students volunteer for House of Heroes

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House of Heroes, is an organization that provides home repair for military veterans and their families. Volunteers come from all walks of life, even students giving back to the community.

We recently told you about college students from up north who spent their spring break in Columbus and Phenix City helping Habitat for Humanity build houses.

Guess what? Local students gave up the off time too, for a different group: House of Heroes.

"I'm not going anywhere, so it's nice to give back to the community since I'm not doing anything anyway," says Catrina Dygert, a sophomore at Columbus State University. "Besides that, my dad's in the military, so House of Heroes is a pretty close-to-home kind of charity for me."

Most of these volunteers attend Columbus State University and have no problem getting their hands dirty. Bad weather kept them inside at times, but what a perfect time to straighten up the warehouse.

"I kind of figured since the rain we were going to probably be working inside, but it suits me," says Carlie Hinson, also a sophomore at CSU. "I'm an indoor type of girl, and I love arranging things so…" 

Many of these students are new to the charity, but not Eddie Weihl. He's been with the organization for the past eight months, and it was his father-in-law, a military veteran, who steered him toward the group.

"He actually suggested this place to go to volunteer, and I just love the people with the organization, and we can go into someone's home, and do things that they're not able to do themselves," explains Weihl.

With spring arriving this week, more outside work is on the way. Volunteers with House of Heroes will be in Fort Mitchell, Ala. this weekend working on the home of Louise Miller, the widow of a Navy Seaman.

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