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Bay Area, 10 News come together to help Korean war veteran Joseph Scopellite

9:43 PM, Feb 6, 2014   |    comments
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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.

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