Dolphin Players Help Repair Veteran's Home

By Julia Bagg
|  Thursday, Dec 5, 2013  |  Updated 2:31 PM EDT
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Players from the Miami Dolphins assisted a former air force veteran repair his home.

Players from the Miami Dolphins assisted a former air force veteran repair his home.

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The Miami Dolphins are lending a helping hand to a former air force veteran who needed help repairing his home.

After 37 years in their Fort Lauderdale home, Eddie and Virginia Smith got a little behind on repairs. A leaky roof was more than 61-year-old Eddie could handle. Now the retired Air Force veteran is getting a brand new one.

"That's like a miracle to us," Eddie Smith said Thursday. The Smiths are used to serving others at their local church. Now, it's their turn to receive help.

"We need each other, so it's very important for us to get involved helping one another," said Virginia Smith.

The Miami Dolphins teamed up with “Rebuilding Together, ” an organization that helps low-income homeowners.

"You never know who may come out to help you," said Virginia Smith.

Dolphins defensive back Brent Grimes grabbed a roller, and even shared some laughs with the Smiths.

"You don't become the top five painter in all the land not paying attention to detail," Grimes joked.

It's plenty of detail, just in time for the holidays.

"It's a Christmas present," said Eddie Smith, smiling.

Click here to learn more about getting involved in helping local veterans fix their homes.

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