1. Jerral Hancock lost lost his left arm and was paralyzed from the waist down in a bomb explosion while serving in Iraq.

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2. He lives in a mobile home too narrow to properly fit his wheelchair with his two children Julius and Anastasia.

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3. At one point, Jerral ‘s handicapped-accessible van broke down, trapping him in his mobile home for months.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

4. For the last 15 years, the seniors from a local high school history class pick an end-of-the-year project to help local veterans. This year they’re helping Jerral.

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5. They raised $80,000 in the first four months.

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6. After six months, they have successfully closed escrow on a $264,000 property.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

7. The students organized yard sales, pizza nights and all kinds of other ways for the community as a whole to chip in to make sure Jerral and his children had a better place to call home.

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8. As you can see, Anastasia is pretty grateful.

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9. The students break ground on Jerral’s new place next month.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-california-town-came-together-to-raise-money-to-build-a-ne

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