The Veteran's Special House Project | A Home for Matt & Cat
Original Air Date: May 28, 2015 | Season 34: Ep. 26 | 23:43
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Kevin finds Roger in the side yard, starting work on a high tunnel greenhouse that will allow Matt and his family to pursue their love of gardening. Tom and Norm are also on site to build the end wall and doors for the structure. Kevin meets HFOT Community Outreach coordinator Chris Mitchell, who explains why it's so important to involve the community. And today is no exception with over 150 local volunteers busy laying down the sod, mulching the beds and planting. Kevin visits Army veteran Joe Beimfohr at his home in Florida, an accessible environment that allows him to explore his passion for adaptive sports and welcome fellow athletes for gatherings. Meanwhile, closet builder Brian McSharry has been working with the DeWitts on a very special design for the master closet and today it's ready to be installed. Norm and Kevin work with Matt to design and build a dream rustic table for the DeWitts' new dining room. The table will be the perfect place to create new family memories. At the end of a long journey, the DeWitts finally move into their new home.
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