BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Today 85-year-old Herbert Jackson got the keys to his newly refurbished home.
"I don't know what to say, I think I'm going to cry," said Jackson.
Jackson was forced out of his home at the beginning of the month after County Code Compliance red tagged the property and boarded up the windows and doors.
When the community heard about his plight, dozens and dozens came to his aid.
Politicians, community groups and volunteers all worked together to rebuild the home that had suffered from years of neglect.
Thousands of dollars in building materials and supplies were donated, as well as hundreds of hours spent by volunteers working together to rebuild the home practically from the ground up.
Community groups completely refurbished the inside of the home along with adding new appliances and furniture.
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