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Sept. 11 Relief Group Builds Home for Wounded Marine

Volunteers for H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 and Purple Heart Homes build a house for a wounded Marine. (Photo by Robert Kolodny/H.E.A.R.T. 9/11) Volunteers for H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 and Purple Heart Homes build a house for a wounded Marine. (Photo by Robert Kolodny/H.E.A.R.T. 9/11)

Beginning early today, nonprofits H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 and Purple Heart Homes worked together to build a home for wounded Marine Cpl. Manny Jimenez in Glastonbury, Conn.  About 40 volunteers from organizations including NYPD, FDNY and New York City trade unions banded together to help.

The goal is not just to build a home, but to help rebuild the life of American hero Jimenez, a war veteran, wounded on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Read more about Jimenez and see video at WTNH.com.

By Bennett Elliott and Robert Kolodny, H.E.A.R.T. 9/11