Non-profit organization rebuilds veteran's home
CENTRAL- A veteran whose home was damaged in the August flood is getting ready to move back in thanks to a non-profit group.
The St. Bernard Project has repaired more than 1,000 homes after natural disasters. The group's first home in Baton Rouge is going to Jessie Marcus, an injured war veteran.
Marcus' house in Central is one of the many that took on water during the great flood. He and his wife lost everything and have spent the past few months living in a camper in their daughter's yard. But tonight, their getting ready to move back home.
"It's like we won the lottery and we didn't even need to buy a ticket," Linda Marcus told News 2's Brett Buffington.
SBP has rebuilt homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and now the historic flooding here in Baton Rouge.
"We're committed to being here until the recovery is over," said CEO Zach Rosenburg.
The group plans to build at least 99 more homes around Baton Rouge with the help of corporate sponsors and the community.
Rosenburg says he's sharing SBP's strategy with other non-profit charities in the hopes of getting people back in their homes faster.
The St. Bernard Project is looking for volunteers. If you'd like to learn more, click here.