Lowe's employees repair veteran couple's home

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DURANT, OK -- A Durant couple's home received some repairs from a group of local volunteers Saturday, all free of charge.

Lowe's employees in Durant are hoping a few coats of paint and a little handy work will bring some joy into a veteran couple's lives.

"It's just a good feeling. Everybody needs help sometimes and so we're here to help," Lowe's employee Joseph Simpkins said.

Saturday, the employees, along with Next Generation roofing worked on Robert and Erica Claiborn's home. The Claiborn's are retired veterans who needed a helping hand.

"This happens to be a retired military couple that you know, served for us. So, we want to be able to give them back a little bit too. That's why we're all just very proud to be here," assistant store manager Kevin Clark said.

The home got a new roof, a fresh coat of paint and workers planted new flowers and shrubs. This is all part of the Lowe's Heroe's Project. Each year, they choose a family or community service project as a way to say thank you.

"We do it more as a commitment to our community. Just to help out with our community and give back," employee Ron Beranek said. "The community comes to us for a lot of things. We just want to be there for them.

"t's very rewarding. I get a lot of personal satisfaction especially a great family like this one," Beranek said.

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