(CBS) – It’s called Naperville Responds for Our Veterans — a group of volunteers who go around the metropolitan area helping to make veterans’ homes more accessible.
They’re all someone you should know, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.READ MORE: One Person Is Dead, Another Critically Injured After An Explosion At W.R. Meadows In Hampshire
Brian Dilger is a building contractor who is donating his services for a needy veteran.
Eugene Galka is a Hines VA Medical Center outpatient, living in a medical foster home. Soon, the new bathroom under construction will accommodate him, and his wheel chair — all donated by Naperville Responds.
Jack Persin, president of the organization, says he looks where the need is greatest.READ MORE: Man Steals Car, Crashes It Moments Later In Back Of The Yards
“We just want to help veterans and improve their way of living,” he says.
Zach Arnold, now a volunteer with the organization, knows how important the work is. He lost a leg in Iraq.
“When I was wounded in 2007 … I bought a home and the bathroom was not handicap accessible,” he says. Naperville Responds took care of that, he adds.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: A Little Snow For The Weekend
In five years, the organization has worked on more than 100 homes. For more information, click here.