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Home to Be Rehabbed for Veteran - at No Cost to Family

An empty house in Silver Grove will one day be filled with laughter and love.

This is all thanks to a generous donation to the Barracks Project Inc, a nonprofit organization that assists current service members and honorably discharged veterans reintegrate back into civilian life.

“It is very humbling and heart warming to see our communities rise together to be able to make this happen,” Barracks Project founder and president Felicia Huesman said. “It will be life changing for a veteran in the Tri-State area and we couldn't be more grateful to be able to do this.”

The home was given to the city of Silver Grove by Barry Jolly, founder of Jolly Plumbing, and his family.

Rather than tear it down and use the property for city purposes, Mayor Neal Bedel and city council decided to donate the building to the Barracks Project.

“We are excited and so happy to do this,” Bedel said.

Over the next several months the Barracks Project will gather volunteers from across Northern Kentucky to do a complete rehabilitation of the inside of the home. Once complete “we will be able to give a local veteran family the gift of never having to pay rent or mortgage again,” Huesman said.

“This is going to be a long rewarding process, as the inside needs to be completely redone.
With that being said, we are looking to support our local small businesses for the work,” Huesman said.

Work has begun, but volunteers are still needed to help. For updates and information on how you can be apart of the project, visit the Barracks Project Facebook page.

During the rehab, the Barracks Project will also be working on details on how they will award the house.

Written by Melissa Reinert, RCN contributor

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