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Helping a military family fix up their house in time for deployment

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Tech Sergeant Nate Steele has been a medic with the Air Force for 15 years, active duty for four years, reserves for four years during that time he was deployed to Germany for two months, currently serving in the KY Air National Guard.
Last year, he was working for a program through the KY Guard and because of the economy they lost their funding for the program which resulted in Nate losing his job.
He looked very hard for another job but no one was hiring. He started his own construction company to try to support his wife Heather and their 3 kids. He had some business but it just wasn't enough to support the family of five.
All the while, Nate has been working on their house trying to fix it up and take care of it. Working all the time and going to school didn't allow him the time he wanted to complete it and having the family living in it made it difficult at times to do certain projects.
In February of this year, Nate found out that he was deploying to Afghanistan for a year. He realized he couldn't leave them in that house in the shape it was in.
So he moved everyone out in April so he could work on all the projects. Many people from their church have volunteered to work on the house, but they have jobs and families and can't get over there to work on it as quickly as it needs to be.
Nate's wants to have the house completed before he is deployed in November and to have a peace of mind for his family.
That's where Active Heroes stepped in to raise the money to fix the home. Home Depot is doing the work.
That work continues on this day of rememberance, September 11th.

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