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Local builders, volunteers to construct free home for injured veteran

April 26th, 2013 - 6:20am

(Port Angeles) -- A group of volunteer builders breaks ground Saturday on a house for an injured veteran just east of Port Angeles.

The house will be free for Marine corporal Ammon Lang and his family. Lang lost both of his legs serving in Afghanistan.

The non-profit, Homes for Our Troops helped him get a home adapted for his needs.

The North Peninsula Building Association partnered with Home for Our Troops on the project when Lang chose to move to the Olympic Peninsula.

NPBA executive Faleana Wech says this is the first Home For Our Troops home built in Washington.

Groundbreaking takes place tomorrow morning at 10 am at the home site at 72 Hidden Highlands Drive off O'Brien Road.

Wech says Hines Construction of Sequim has volunteered as the general contractor on the project. Wech says they're still looking for donations of time, money and materials.

Homes for Our Troops uses donations to fund its projects. It currently has about 100 similar projects for veterans underway across the country.

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