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Habitat for Humanity building home for local veteran

Faced with injuries and financial hardships, a shocking number of veterans find themselves homeless – which is why Habitat for Humanity started a program to build homes for veterans.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Faced with injuries and financial hardships, a shocking number of veterans find themselves homeless – which is why Habitat for Humanity started a program to build homes for veterans.

They are set to start work on their third home in Onondaga County.

The latest house is for Scott Brennen, who served in the Army for three and a half years. That’s when he tore ligaments in his knee and opted for surgery.

During recovery, Brennen says he received news that several of his comrades were killed overseas. Brennen was medically discharged from the service and forced to retire early.

He was left homeless with his children.

Brennen was overwhelmed on Friday when he talked about the donation from Habitat for Humanity.

"Now, it's beautiful. We're getting a house built for us – it’s a dream,” he said.

There is no timeline for the home’s completion. Donations from Lockheed Martin, Carrier, and National Grid totaled $35,000 to start the project.

To donate to Habitat for Humanity, visit the organization’s website.

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