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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
A disabled veteran in Huntsville is getting a home makeover, courtesy of Home Depot's Team Depot.
Ricky Walls served in the Navy and then was a Navy Seal for five years before his health problems started to develop.
Recently, he had back surgery and was unable to complete many of the home projects he had started.
When Nancy Eason, the Chapter 26 Commander for the Disabled American Veterans, heard Team Depot was looking for a veteran to help out, she immediately thought of Walls. His home needed new flooring after water damage had destroyed much of it, and the outside of his home needed some help too.
Randy Haynie, the store manager for the Home Depot in Jasper, agreed that Walls' home was the perfect fit for a makeover. He assembled his team of volunteers and they got to work.
Walls said seeing all these people he doesn't even know fixing up his house is a true blessing.
"It kind of gives you hope so you can move forward and think past the things that you can't do. For me, it's been a blessing and I'm very excited," he said.
Between new appliances, wood flooring, new paint, and fixing up the siding on the house, the total project will run about $3,500, but Haynie said that's nothing compared to Walls' service and sacrifice for our country.
"Even though it's large to Ricky, this is just something small the Home Depot can say thank you for everything he has done for our country," said Haynie.
The makeover mission will only take two days, and crews expect to be out of Walls' home by Friday.