Sarasota, Florida -- Over the weekend the Sarasota Police Department helped build a home for a veteran.
Sergeant Tia McCants served for more than four years in the Army's language school where she became fluent in Farsi and later completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. One day while on convoy, her vehicle was hit by an IED and the blast injured her shoulder and gave her a concussion which left her with the lasting effects of headaches.
Sgt. McCants and her daughter currently live in Brandon and commute 100 miles to her job at the Sarasota Community V.A. Clinic. This build was unique because it was Sarasota's first Veteran's Build for Habitat for Humanity.
"The opportunity to help with this home was powerful. The individuals who participated in this event served our agency well. They had an opportunity to give back to a Veteran who has given so much to them. This helped them all appreciate the sacrifices our military gives every day. I'm so proud of those that took time out of their weekend to help on this project," said Sarasota Police Department Captain Lucius Bonner.
The home, located on Rainbow Circle West in Sarasota, is expected to be completed in late May or early June.
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