McAfee, Fleener help upgrade veteran’s home

Getty Images

With or without the Fourth of July looming, it’s always appropriate to acknowledge the sacrifices made by American troops.  Colts punter Pat McAfee and tight end Coby Fleener recently did just that, transforming the home of Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Erich Orrick.

Orrick, who volunteers his time to Wish for Our Heroes, found himself on the receiving end of the group’s generosity.  After sending Orrick and his family on a weekend trip to Chicago, McAfee, Fleener, and others secretly overhauled Orrick’s home.

Here’s a video of how it all went down.  With that effort, McAfee and Fleener have joined NFL players like Jared Allen in assisting veterans who have suffered injuries while serving the country.

You can help, too.  By texting “AMERICA” to 20222, $10 will be donated to the Wish for Our Heroes group.