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Chesapeake Army vet gets $10K renovation as Home Depot works to serve veterans

Posted at 1:32 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 20:57:42-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - She's a wife, a mom and a proud Army veteran who is now watching her house be transformed thanks to a grant from Home Depot.

Eboni Ricks served in the Army for three years. She married her husband 11 years ago and they have six children.

Ricks has lived in her Chesapeake home for more than a decade, and now it's getting a $10,000 facelift - everything from new carpets, doors, toilets, vanity tops and fresh paint. She and her husband were able to pick out their upgrades and colors.

She told News 3 she feels blessed to have been selected for the renovation, and she thanked the 20 volunteers bustling all over her home to make it into the home of her dreams.

Eboni said she shops at her local Home Depot and signed up there to be entered for a chance to win, finding out about a year later that she had been selected.

The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #2894 to transform the home in need of various repairs.