The fixing up was scheduled as part of the Home Depot Foundation's Celebration of Service Campaign, where local stores volunteer time and materials to help veterans at home. According to Scott Tavegia, a supervisor at Home Depot, Morel was chosen as this year's recipient due to her service as a nurse in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Even with the dozens of volunteers, all remained busy throughout the entire day, as they replaced every garden bed, weeded areas, planted new plants, built walkways throughout her backyard, tore down and replaced the deck, raked up fallen branches, brush and leaves, trimmed dangerous tree branches, and repainted some of her deck furniture. Morel lives with her daughter, Ann, in the 107-year-old house. Ann said they were shocked but delighted: "It's a nice tribute to her. Navy nurses in World War II didn't get as much recognition back then."