Mid-America Military Salute helps homeless vet get a home

Hundreds of people came out to the Adams County fairground for the 5th annual Mid-America Military Salute Saturday.

The event featured vendors, activities for people of all ages, food and live music.

Organizers said it’s all to honor service members, veterans and their families.

"Volunteers for our organization work really hard to make this event free, and we just want to thank all of our sponsors and our volunteers for making this happen. You know this started as a one time thing, i just wanted to do it once to say i could do it, and now we’re on number five." said Dave Ulrich, President of Mid-America Military Salute.

The organization also works to donate to charities and groups that help veterans, one of those organizations is Veterans Community Village — the group worked with 8 different organizations today so a homeless veteran can soon have a home in Quincy.

Organizers with 2-x-4’s For Hope said it’s all part of a larger plan they have to create more homes and give them to homeless veterans along with working to provide other forms of support.

"This morning when we started we literally had a pile of lumber, and I told all our volunteers that in 8 hours this pile of lumber will transform into a home for a veteran," said Mark Lawrence co-founder of 2-x-4’s For Hope with his wife, Chris Lawrence.

The home will move into the neighborhood September 11, and the recipient of the home, Michelle Roberts, will move in September 30.

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