Volunteers give back to wounded veterans

Volunteers give back to wounded veterans

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by RICHARD DEVAYNE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 3:52 AM

DENVER, N.C. -- The sounds of chainsaws cutting down trees and Bobcats clearing lots was heard throughout most of the day for those who lived in the area off Webbs Road in Denver on Wednesday. The work is part of an effort to help five wounded veterans and their families.

Patriot Charities is a local non-profit group that raises money for wounded North and South Carolina veterans and their families.

On Wednesday, Patriot Charities is working with Purple Heart Homes and Military Lifestyle Charitable Foundation to build five houses in an area which they plan to call Hearts for Heroes Veteran homes in the Water Haven Trail subdivision.

For seven years, Patriot Charities has provided help to veterans who suffered mental and physical injuries as a result of their service.

"It’s a great opportunity to give back,” said Dana Bradley, President of Patriot Charities, "This is the greatest county on earth, and it wouldn't be that way if it hadn't been for people that made sacrifices."

The land was donated by the group Hearts and Hammers.     

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