Volunteers Teams Up For WWII Veteran, Joe Gomer

By KBJR News 1

October 20, 2012 Updated Oct 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's Newscenter) - Saturday is day two of a service project aimed at helping an American hero that served our nation as a Tuskegee Airman in WWII.

Dozens of community volunteers, veterans and active military members teamed up to fix 92–year–old Joe Gomer's home.

It's a special project organized by the Northland Veteran Services Committee and the Home Depot Foundation.

Renovations today were focused on repairing a damaged dormer.

Because of old age, and other personal issues, Gomer is not able to repair the home on his own.

He says he's thankful for all the support and will have a much warmer winter because of the generous help from volunteers.

"We removed the skylights, we are replacing the shingles, we are putting in new sheetrock and insulation. Yesterday, we replaced probably about 40 cubic yards of dirt and seeded his lawn."

The Home Depot Foundation provided 58–hundred dollars to fund the project.