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Helping an Iraq War Veteran get a new home

Veteran Demond Taylor and his wife Amber Veteran Demond Taylor and his wife Amber

Purple Heart Homes is helping make the dream of home ownership a reality for an Iraq War Veteran. Demond Taylor was 27 when he was deployed to Iraq. While there, he was involved in several explosions that resulted in Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Purple Heart Homes, a national non-profit, teams up with communities all around the nation to acquire, renovate, adapt, and then transfer the property to a soldier and family with a mortgage of never more than 50% of the properties value.

Taylor and his wife Amber will live at a home on Avondale Avenue in South Euclid.

The home will be almost totally renovated, with a barrier free kitchen and bath. The basement has been dug up and revealed from the outside. The home also has all new energy efficient heating, air, etc.

The City of South Euclid is holding a raffle fundraiser to help raise money for some of the renovations.

Tickets for "Demond's Place" are $1 for $5. They are available at the Finance Department window at South Euclid City Hall, 1348 South Green Road.

Prizes include; a Josh Cribbs autographed Browns Football, free bread from Panera for 1 year, Cleveland Orchestra tickets, Indians tickets, Children Museum tickets, a dream spa package, a Cheesecake Factory gift card, Pro Football Hall of Fame tickets and much more!

Winners will be drawn on Feb. 23 and will be notified.

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