Video: Vietnam War veteran gifted newly renovated home

HANDED AN AIRFORCE VETERAN AND HIS WIFE THE KEYS TO THEIR NEW HOME. KRISTEN POWERS HAS MORE. REPORTER: DECKED OUT IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE, THIS HOME IS FIT FOR A VETERAN. >> WE WANTED TO PRESENT YOU WITH A HOUSE. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH. >> THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. REPORTER: ROBERT LESKO, A VIETNAM WAR VETERAN, AND IS WIFE JOANIE ARE MOVING IN, THANKS TO THE NONPROFIT HEROES NEVER ALONE. >> GOD SENT SHELA AND ANDREW TO US AND THEY SAID WE HAVE PROPERTY. REPORTER: A RANCH STYLE PROPERTY THAT SHELA AND ANDREW GORNIK RENOVATED TO FIT THE NEEDS OF THE COUPLE MAKING THE DOORS, , BATHROOMS AND HALLWAYS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. >> THEY ARE GETTING OLDER, SO THEY DID HAVE CHAIRLIFTS PUT IN ON THE STAIRS. UNFORTUNATELY, IT’S JUST GETTING HARDER AND HARDER FOR THEM TO DO ANYTHING. REPORTER: GORNIK SAYS THE COST OF A RENOVATED HOME IS BASED ON WHAT THE VETERANS CAN AFFORD. HEROES NEVER ALONE HOPES TO REMODEL ANOTHER HOME AFTER THIS WITH FUTURE PLANS ALREADY IN PLACE. >> WE ARE JUST HELPING BETTER THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR VETERANS, THAT IS OUR TOP GOAL. SHANNON: THAT WAS KRISTEN POWERS REPORTING. HEROES NEVER ALONE SAYS THEIR PLAN IS TO PROVIDE FREE SERVICES FOR VETERANS LIVING IN THE RENOVATED HOME

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Video: Vietnam War veteran gifted newly renovated home

Decked out in red, white and blue, one ranch-style home in Pennsylvania has been made fit for a veteran. Robert J. Lesko, a Vietnam War veteran, and his wife Joanie are moving into a newly remodeled home in Ligonier for free thanks to Heroes Never Alone Inc. Heroes Never Alone Inc. is a nonprofit organization that renovates the homes of war veterans to fit their changing needs as they grow older. Shela and Andrew Gornik are the founders of the nonprofit. “We are just helping better the quality of life for veterans. That’s really our top goal,” Shela Gornik told sister station WTAE.”They are getting older, so they did have chairlifts put in on the stairs but unfortunately, it’s just getting harder and harder for them to do anything,” Shela says.The Gorniks restructured the Leskos’ home — making the doors, bathrooms and hallways handicap accessible. “She always had a vision she wanted to do something, and God led her to do this, and it’s been wonderful,” Joanie says.Heroes Never Alone Inc. has plans to remodel more homes in the future. The organization also intends to provide free services for veterans such as assistance with doctor visits, and volunteers that cook and run errands.

Decked out in red, white and blue, one ranch-style home in Pennsylvania has been made fit for a veteran.

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Robert J. Lesko, a Vietnam War veteran, and his wife Joanie are moving into a newly remodeled home in Ligonier for free thanks to Heroes Never Alone Inc.

Heroes Never Alone Inc. is a nonprofit organization that renovates the homes of war veterans to fit their changing needs as they grow older. Shela and Andrew Gornik are the founders of the nonprofit.

“We are just helping better the quality of life for veterans. That’s really our top goal,” Shela Gornik told sister station WTAE.

“They are getting older, so they did have chairlifts put in on the stairs but unfortunately, it’s just getting harder and harder for them to do anything,” Shela says.

The Gorniks restructured the Leskos’ home — making the doors, bathrooms and hallways handicap accessible.

“She always had a vision she wanted to do something, and God led her to do this, and it’s been wonderful,” Joanie says.

Heroes Never Alone Inc. has plans to remodel more homes in the future.

The organization also intends to provide free services for veterans such as assistance with doctor visits, and volunteers that cook and run errands.

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