Acts of Kindness
Veteran couple’s home destroyed by fire, but local schoolchildren step up to help them start over
After some bad luck, these two got a chance to stay warm for the winter.
Jessica
10.13.21

Navy veteran Eddie Browning and his wife Cindy Browning were the beneficiaries of one amazing school project.

The couple had been praying for a new roof over their head. They were living in a camper that was in disrepair after having been damaged by a fire. They found themselves freezing during the cold weather – certainly not the kind of situations our veterans should be in, and not one they were financially able to get themselves out of.

And thanks to a group of children, their prayers were answered.

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“I don’t have the words to tell you what we feel,” a tearful Eddie Browning, 61, told Fox 5 Atlanta.

Students from Elm Street Elementary in Rome, GA began to build a tiny house for the veteran couple.

As their plans materialized, word got out, and more volunteers poured in from around Georgia and across the country. After all, the kids would need a hand.

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YouTube - Fox 5 Atlanta

What came out of it was a real home and a chance to start over again.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Cindy Browning, 59. “It’s a dream.”

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YouTube - Fox 5 Atlanta

The students had started their project a year prior but were unable to present the Brownings with the home right away because they didn’t have a place to legally put it.

But it turns out a little halt was a good thing.

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YouTube - Fox 5 Atlanta
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In the meantime, organizers with the Georgia Tiny House Festival and Ooh La La Lavender Farms heard about their problem and allowed them to store the 240 square foot home on their property.

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YouTube - Fox 5 Atlanta
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Numerous donors and corporate sponsors also helped to expand the house so it would have a full shower and water and electricity hookups.

They also helped add a bathroom kitchen and amenities to make the tiny house legally habitable for the Brownings.

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The project was such a success that the school hoped to try to donate a tiny house every year.

What a great way of teaching kids to give back!

They even have a motto for their endeavor, “tiny house, big dreams.”

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YouTube - Fox 5 Atlanta

The Brownings were overwhelmed with joy to be presented with a new home and were shocked to hear that the effort came on behalf of school children.

They were in awe of the place when volunteers presented it to them at the Georgia Tiny House Festival in Eatonton at the Ooh La La Lavender Farm.

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YouTube - Fox 5 Atlanta

The Brownings got the warmth, comfort, and security they deserved.

“[This] will be warm,” Eddie Browning told Fox 5 Atlanta. “We’ve been freezing to death.”

Be sure to scroll down below to see the exciting presentation of the home to these veterans yourself.

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Source: YouTube – Fox 5 Atlanta, AmoMama

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By Jessica
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Jessica is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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