By Derrick Jones/The Times
Cliff Malone’s new Stoner Hill home is almost complete, but it’s just one piece of a much larger puzzle. Through the Fuller Center in Shreveport, Veterans Build 2013 is a project aimed at establishing communities of disabled veterans through affordable housing.
“Sometimes I come by and just look and say, ‘Is this really mine? Where did this come from?’” Malone said, standing inside one of his three unfinished bedrooms. “When you’re defending your country, you never would think that somebody’s going to help you.”
Malone, a pre-9/11 Iraq veteran, has been looking forward to his home for some time now but was recently made aware that a Grammy-winning artist would be stopping by to help paint his future home — John Mayer.