Lenoir County veteran gets new bathroom

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) One way to honor our military is touching individual members, one-by-one by providing housing rehab assistance to our vets in need.

Veteran Emmitt Wooten of La Grange served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

He was awarded three different Purple Hearts for wounds he received during his service.

Wooten said he wanted to upgrade his bathroom and it was a plan he and his wife wanted to do, but she had recently passed away.

This Veterans Day Wooten will be able to use his new bathroom thanks to 'Baths for the Brave,' and Brytons Home Improvement.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 5.5 million U.S. Veterans are living with a disability and are facing everyday challenges such as bathing.

Baths for the Brave is providing ten Veterans across the country with a bathroom upgrade, which includes a new tub or shower system, free of charge to help improve the lives of those who have served.