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Volunteers build ramp for Vietnam veteran

A father-daughter duo teamed up to give back to a veteran who needed their help.
A father-daughter duo teamed up to give back to a veteran who needed their help.(Shane Battis)
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 2:50 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A Sarasota veteran’s life just got a little bit easier, thanks to a few volunteers.

Kapp McMullin and his daughter were hard at work, spending part of their weekend building a ramp at the home of Billy Dehart.

“We’re fortunate enough to be in a position where we can help out, so we try to help out whenever we can,” he said.

Billy served in Vietnam in 1968-69. Nowadays, he has trouble getting in and out of the house because he has issues with depth perception.

So, his wife reached out to nonprofit SRQ Vets for help. SRQ Vets donated the lumber and the McMullins gave their time.

Billy can now walk onto his patio with ease.

McMullin said he was more than happy to be here. He comes from a long line of veterans, so he understands why service men and women deserve our help.

“My grandfather was a veteran in World War II, my father was a veteran and I served as well,” he said. “So, it’s in our blood.”

This is one of many volunteer projects he’s worked on for area veterans, and he plans to keep putting even more under his belt.

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