Local veterans build homes for others on Veterans Day

RENTON, Wash.-- Local veterans in Renton gave back to their own community on Wednesday by building homes for fellow veterans.

"It's hard, rough work and everyone has just been amazing," said corporate relations director for Habitat for Humanity, Lynn Scherer.

About 30 to 40 veterans put in the insulation for nine Habitat for Humanity townhomes. Families of local veterans will occupy two of the units.

"I just met one of the girls who is getting one of these homes and it's just awesome to be able to give back to a fellow veteran," said Iraq war veteran Nick Sullivan.

Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from veterans. The organization also hopes to build a 10-home veterans village in south King County.