Marine builds ramp for amputee veteran in Cullman Co.

Marine builds ramp for amputee veteran in Cullman Co.

CULLMAN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Jeremy Hogan has a history of helping fellow Marines.

In his spare time, he makes American flags out of wood and gifts them to fellow soldiers and veterans.

And now he's a man on a mission. A mission to help a fellow brother. A man he has just met Thursday but one he shares an immediate bond with.

"I walked in. It was just one of those things where you know the gentleman is in straight distress and needed anything and everything I could do for him," Hogan said.

Hogan heard about former Marine Corporal Ken Beasley at a local grocery store. Beasley is an amputee veteran who is struggling with health and home issues. So, Hogan did what he knows best as a Marine.

"I didn't even tell my wife I was coming over here. I ran over here and was just going to see what supplies I needed and was going to get him help and build a ramp," said Hogan.

That one project turned into multiple. With an overflow of support from friends and strangers.

"Organizations called me offering supplies. Just asking what I needed," Hogan said.

David Scopaz is one the many volunteers and strangers who showed up to help.

"This morning it was cold and a little windy and I was at the gas station and I stopped in to get a drink and now, my friend Mike approached me and he told me what they were doing," said Scopaz.

Scopaz is walking across America. His timing and kindness led him to Cullman Saturday morning.

"To give back, it feels good. The more you give the more you have to give," Scopaz said.

Hogan says thousands of people have reached out to help. Publix has also donated food for the volunteers and will continue to help until the project is complete.

Hogan hopes to continue helping veterans like Beasley even after this project is complete.

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