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Making A Difference: Furniture Store Helps Veteran

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington business is stepping up to help a local hero, just in time for Veteran's Day.

In September, LEX 18 first told you about an Army veteran whose home fell into despair. Lexington Police Officer Ryan Holland made it his mission to help the vet, and it has been a difficult road.

Water, heat, and air conditioning are all things most of us take for granted. Until earlier this year, 74-year-old James Sykes had been living without all of those things for three years.

"He was sleeping on a folding chair, on top of a dinner table, in front of a space heater in the winter," said Officer Holland. 

Despite a lot of help, Officer Holland and others still have a long way to go to repair Sykes' home. 

"We need a plumber, we have one but he needs some help," said Officer Holland. 

In time for Veteran's Day weekend, Ashley Homestore has stepped up and offered to furnish the home completely, as well as boost donations for the project.

"I was just overwhelmed," said Officer Holland.

If you want to help out, drop your donation off at the Lexington or Richmond Ashley Homestore locations or visit the GoFundMe here

Through Veteran's Day, Ashley Homestore will match your donation, dollar for dollar up to $10,000. 

Holland said that the opportunity to give back is not only a blessing for Sykes, but for anyone who participates, knowing they are giving back to someone who has already given so much for his country. 

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