James Hearring, 91, served in the Marines during WWII.
James Hearring, 91, served in the Marines during WWII.

A World War II vet now has a new deck, thanks to Team Depot, a small army of Home Depot volunteers. James Hearring, 91, of Decatur, Illinois, who served in the Marines during the battle of Iwo Jima, was having trouble getting out of his back door because of his age until a group of Home Depot associates took up saws and hammers to build a new deck and ramp. The project is an example of the kind of work being funded by The Home Depot Foundation, a non-profit organization that has invested more than $138 million in veteran causes and transformed more than 25,000 homes for veterans since 2011. Recently, the Foundation committed to pledging a quarter billion dollars for veteran-related causes by 2020.

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