AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The walls went up Saturday on the first Habitat house built specifically for a local veteran.
Volunteers from Home Savings and Loan of Austintown, the Austintown Community Church, and community members raised the walls of the home that will soon stand at 3889 New Road in Austintown.
Sergeant James Skok, his wife and three children will live in the house. Skok served nearly 20 years in the Marines and served in the Iraq War.
“It is overwhelming. It is a blessing. I mean, I don’t know what to say except thank you, and I thank God every day for these people that come out. That is all I can say,” said Skok.
Habitat announced that the General Motors Foundation will be the major sponsor for the home. On April 24, employees from the GM Lordstown Plant will come out to help work on the house.
Construction on the home should be complete by July.