COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Lending a helping hand comes natural for them, but accepting it in return is sometimes humbling for the veterans that the Columbus House of Heroes organization serves each year.
While they may have marched countless miles in their day, now the steps on their front porch can seem like mountains. For elderly or disabled veterans, the sometimes simple work by House of Heroes volunteers can mean the world.
While Mr. John was busy Monday during the construction, caring for his wife who is battling health issues, volunteers say they feel privileged to give back to someone who has given so much.
"He's always there for you, you know if I had asked him to build a ramp at my house, he would be there building the ramp at my house," said Shields.
If you would like to get involved, you can visit the House of Heroes website by clicking here.