DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – Volunteers began the first phase of renovating 79-year-old Robert Huber’s home Wednesday, March 12. Huber was the victim of a violent home invasion and robbery on February 25.
Since then, law enforcement has been working to find out who’s responsible and the community has reached out to help him.
A local non-profit organization, Disaster and Victim’s Services – led by Tony Dickey – has received a grant from the Home Depot Foundation to make Huber’s home fully handicapped accessible.
Dickey, and other volunteers, began the work on March 12.
“When he comes home, he’ll come home to a different house. It will be wheelchair accessible and the yard will be manicured. He’ll be excited, and that’s what we want him to be,” said Dickey, “We want our veterans to know that we’re here for you and we want to help you get through this.”
Kim McLemore, Huber’s daughter, said her father is in rehab and doesn’t know what to expect.
“We’re really excited about this. Especially my dad. He’s looking forward to this and its lifting his spirits,” McLemore said.
One of the biggest issues for Huber, who’s in a wheelchair, was being able to see who’s outside his door at any given moment. However, a brand new security system is in place to help him know who’s on his property.
“We can’t wait to see his face and see what this does for his spirit. He’ll see someone that doesn’t know him come out and spend their time to show him that they care,” said Dickey.
A $500 reward has also been raised by a third party for any information leading to an arrest in the case.