Christian McCaffrey Joins Lowe’s Home Team And Purple Heart Homes To Help Local War Veteran
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CONCORD, N.C. – It may be the offseason, but Christian McCaffrey isn’t slowing down. The Panthers running back spent his day in Concord to help renovate the home of a local Korean War veteran.
McCaffrey, Lowe’s Home Team’s newest player, teamed up with Lowe’s Pros and Purple Heart Homes to unveil critical home repairs completed for veteran Grover Monk and his family, including a new roof, new HVAC, new kitchen and washer and much more. McCaffrey traded in his football for a drill gun and got to work, helping the team add a new front porch.
The star running back called it a very special day, and said he was lucky to be a part of it.
Monk, who is blind, hasn’t been able to go outside due to a jammed front door and recently fell trying to get into the shower. The full-home renovations completed by Lowe’s Pros and partners in 11 days includes:
- re-building a new roof
- installing a working door
- adding a front porch
- installing a handicapped accessible bathroom
- window replacement
- new HVAC
- new paint
- new kitchen and washer
- new porch/ramp
- butterfly garden in memory of his wife
Monk served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a “rifleman and machine gunner,” with the 31st Infantry Regiment (aka “Polar Bears”). Some of his awards include the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. Upon his release from military service, Monk returned to New York where he raised his family. Today, Monk lives near his four children that live in the area.
The Lowe’s funded initiative was collaborative with Purple Heart Homes (PHH), a veteran founded service providing housing for Service-Connected Disabled and Aging veterans that is substantial in function, design and quality to welcome home the fighting men and women of America.