OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio -- They came from near and far, all with one purpose: to help a wounded warrior.
"It's a surreal feeling," Alex Haworth said, as he watched volunteers, some of whom he didn't know, build his family a home.
Alex, who served with the Ohio Army National Guard, was wounded in Afghanistan in 2012.
The volunteers say they were happy to help.
"It's one way of giving back to them," said Kevin Ennis, with the Local 435 Carpenters Union.
Jeff Richie, with the North Olmsted VFW, said the organization honors those who are gone by "taking care of those who are coming home now."
Holly Vitchers, who is with "HONORS" (Housing Our Nations Outstanding Returning Soldiers) said "all the time and materials are donated."
Her husband, Charles, helped found "HONORS" in the wake of September 11.
Alex said he knows the house will become his family's home where "we will make memories for the rest of our life."