Team Depot volunteers fix up WWII veteran’s home in Youngstown

Veterans Voices

A World War II veteran is getting some much needed help from a team of local volunteers.

Robert Lincoln’s southside Youngstown home is in desperate need of repairs. He says he’s been trying to get help for years and now that it’s happening, he’s extremely appreciative.

“It’s just a miracle, that’s all I got to say,” he said.

Lincoln built his Ridge Avenue home 50 years ago.

The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission recently helped with a new roof, but knew the house needed more work. So on Friday, volunteers helped with other repairs.

“Home Depot was generous enough to come out and look at the home and decided to put in windows and doors and some paintings, things like that,” said Susan Krawchyk, the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission’s executive director.

Lincoln’s house is the second one remodeled for a veteran in Youngstown this week by Team Depot volunteers.

“Wonderful, I didn’t never think nothing like this would ever happen,” Lincoln said.

“He is 93, he did fight for his country in World War II, his sons are veterans, his wife, unfortunately, is in a nursing home so he doesn’t get to see her every day. So, why not make the rest of his life while he’s here on earth with us a little more comfortable?” Krawchyk said.

The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission says they’d like to continue this partnership with Home Depot so they can help more veterans across the Valley.

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