Goose Creek veteran home receives repairs

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) - Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County is helping a volunteer and veteran stay in his home through a grant in partnership with the Home Depot Foundation.

Executive Director Bryant Knepp says everyone is happy to pay it forward to a volunteer and vet.

"It was a real blessing to be able to marry the two at the end and assist him with the upgrades to his house," Knepp said.

Bill Brasby gave 20 years to the Navy before retiring and going into home construction. He says money has always been tight, even though new home construction is making a come back.

"I haven't had the world's greatest income yet. So anything to help defray the cost of running the home is going to be helpful," he said.

The house will get a new roof and high efficiency appliances.

Knepp says contractors -- Tri-County Roofing and ARS -- have volunteered their services. Brasby says it helps a lot when more money goes out than comes in especially when he has to care for his wife.

"Nine years ago she ended up getting very sick from a medical problem in the process she ended up with kidney failure now she has lung failure and heart failure," he said.

The local Habitat for Humanity group says it hopes to assist more people this way.

"It's something we have a lot of excitement for because we know the need is enormous for people who don't need a new home, but need those repairs," Knepp said.

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