Disabled vet needs help building home

Saxton, Bedford County, Pa. - In Bedford County, volunteers are needed to help build a new Habitat for Humanity home for a disabled Air Force Veteran. 54-year-old Jeffrey Swope has never had a house to call his home. He suffers from severe back pain from fueling planes when he served. He's working with volunteers to build his home from the foundation up.
 
"I've had anxieties like oh man how am I going to manage this how am i going to do this but I mean look at this look at that is there someone is  out there is somebody not out there. I'm like wow I said it's a blessing from god I'm going to make the best of it."
 
Director of Habitat for Humanity Brenda Bomblosky says Swope will be doing a lot of the work, but he can't do it all by himself.
 
"We need of lots of volunteers of pretty much any age, any type of skill. We need some skilled labors and just some general labor to help with the labor itself, shingling and putting things up," she explained.
 
Monday, Volunteers are worked on laying down support beams. They hope to have the roof up by the end of the week.
 
"It's very important that people have a home to call their own," explained Bomblosky, and it builds a sense of community of people coming together to build a home for them."
 
Swope is grateful for the 15 volunteers that came out to support him Monday.
 
"These people..it just amazes me all the volunteers that have come out and have contributed to doing this for me. I'm blessed and honored to have them do this," he said.
 
Volunteers will be working on this home all week. Anyone who wants to lend a helping hand can drop by 1601 Wall Street, Saxton, Pa.
 
Folks will be working between 9 am and  5 pm to help make Swope's house a dream come true.
 
 
 
 

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