10 News is proud to be a part of the Tampa Bay community. Especially so on days like this one- when dozens gathered to help their Seminole neighbor, Korean War Veteran Joseph Scopellite.
He needed a little help, and reached out to 10 News.
"I had a little problem with code enforcement and I realized, at my age, I wouldn't be able to accomplish what I expected," said Scopellite.
Volunteers of America, Macdill active duty service members and 10 News went to Scopellite's aid- sharing strength and showing their respect.
In the trenches of his yard they demolished structures, cleared the brush, rebuilt a fence and uplifted Joe's spirit.
"Well for me, and most of us, it's just helping somebody out," said David Morse, a volunteer from MacDill. "He served; he did his part- we're doing our part. If he needs help, we're going to come help; we always looks after each other."
Chick-fil-A even provided breakfast and lunch for the volunteers on site at Scopellite's.