Last month World War II veteran Elbert Woods, 93, arrived home two days after funeral services for his wife. He found his house was vandalized with spray paint covering windows, furniture, flat-screen TVs, walls and home decor.
The two teens that ransacked the home were caught, but the better news is the community support that involved citizens going to work with hours of labor to rehab the house in three weeks.
The project repaired the damage, but also gave the house a new roof, new electrical system, new flooring and freshly painted walls. Furnishings and other decor were also restored. A security fence, a security system, and surveillance cameras were also installed at the home.
Cash donations of $45,000 were also collected and delivered to Elbert Woods to use for his choice toward expenses or savings.
Two boys, ages 14 and 16, were located by police with spray paint on them and with items stolen from the residence. They face burglary charges.
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