Strum (WQOW) – A local veteran’s house is undergoing a complete renovation, all for free.
Retired Marine Sgt. Steven Wojcik lives in his house with his wife, Terri, and their three daughters. But, next week they’ll be walking into a brand new home all thanks to one TV show, and some big help from their community.
Steven and his family are gone camping while the lifetime TV show, “Military Makeover” completely transforms the veteran’s home.
Steven had served four years of active duty with the marines, before an IED exploded near his vehicle while he was serving in Iraq, leaving him with serious injuries.
Now an officer with Wisconsin state patrol, he still suffers from chronic physical and mental pain along with PTSD.
His sacrifices are the reason why “Military Makeover” is giving back to this purple-heart recipient.
With construction underway and plenty of help from local volunteers and businesses, every paint stroke, camera angle and furniture delivery brings this house closer to becoming a home.
“So far in the project, we’re only on day two but we’re ahead of schedule and that’s exactly where we wanna be,” Andy Weins, who’s helping with the renovation, said. “We’re really hoping Steven and his family are just wowed and amazed with all the work we’re doing here. Lot of volunteers, lot of people coming from all over the area to really put together this project and we’re hoping they love their new house.”
Steven’s family will finally get to walk through these doors on Oct 3.
The first episode featuring Steven’s family premieres on Nov. 8.