House of Heroes honors 100-year-old widow

(Source: Jeremy Hayes/WTVM)
(Source: Jeremy Hayes/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It was a special gift of service Wednesday for the 100-year-old widow of a military veteran in Columbus.

Volunteers with the non-profit House of Heroes worked Wednesday to honor the life and service of 20-year veteran Sergeant Lonnie Brown by doing home repairs for Emma Brown. She's the oldest widow that the organization has helped.

It's part of the third annual Redeeming the Block Campaign. They painted the interior and exterior of the home, along with other jobs around her home.

"Ms. Emma is incredible. We can over about a week ago, and met her. She is 100 years old and still moving around like she is 40. To be able to come in to help her, there are obviously so many things she can't get done for herself, it's just incredibly rewarding," said Shery Peterson, a HOH volunteer.

Sergeant Brown served our nation during World War II in Germany.

All the money to do these "Redeeming the Block" projects was raised by the annual Run Across Georgia.

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