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Volunteers come from coast to coast to build homes for veterans

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 8:10pm

Although they just started building the homes for veterans on March 9, Fuller Center for Housing volunteers have already made an impressive start.

For most, this is their first time building anything let alone four houses. For McCoy Kiergo of Los Angeles based band, Jackaranda Red, this is the first time he has built anything not Lego based. But even a lack of building experience couldn't keep his band from driving 20 hours to help out veterans with this build.

On the other hand of the spectrum is New Yorker Gail Saetta. She is a frequent volunteer home builder with One Small House, and was the catalyst in getting Pink Floyd's Roger Water's involved in this build.

Saetta was touched after seeing Water's "The Wall" and contacted him, hoping for autographed cd's and other trinkets to auction off. Water's surprised her, saying he wanted to contribute financially to building homes for veterans. Saetta's group, One Small House, generally only builds overseas After researching, she found the Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana, and it was a perfect match.

The four homes are scheduled to be completed by May 27, but to do that, the Fuller Center needs volunteers of all types. To sign up to be a volunteer, visit their website.

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