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Walls Raised for Local Veteran’s Home

Walls Raised for Local Veteran's HomeMEDFORD, Ore. — The first walls for two new homes are now standing as part of the Habitat of Humanity projects in the Rogue Valley. One of the homes is for a local veteran. Since returning from time in service, Tyrone Polk says he’s lived in homeless shelters, cough surfed, and most recently lived at the Interfaith Community Care housing in Medford.

With the new Habitat for Heroes home, Polk says he’ll get to spend more time with his family. “I just know that I’m blessed and I’m truly, truly happy that I got my kids back in my life and that they have a safe place to live with me.”

The second home will be built for the Clifford-Rush family. Habitat for Humanity officials say it will be funded by a group of 12 local churches and built by a special group of local women.

Both homes are expected to be completed by September 2013.