House dedicated to Marine who suffered from PTSD

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Houston dedicated to Marine who suffered from PTSD
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Houston dedicated to Marine who suffered from PTSD

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A transitional house for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was dedicated to U.S. Marine Corp. veteran Clay Hunt Monday.

The house at Camp Hope honors Hunt, who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hunt took his own life in 2011.

"We were shocked. We were all shocked," Clay Hunt's father, Stacy, said, "But you have to move on. You have to try to make something good out of something, as difficult as that is."

The Clay Hunt House was remodeled over the summer, courtesy of Camden Properties and the PTSD Foundation of America.

"New flooring, new paint on the walls, new appliances, a few things that have been broken along the way have been repaired and replaced, so a fresh, brand new look for our vets," Camp Hope Executive Director David Maulsby said.

In the past four years, the transitional house has been home to about 300 combat veterans recovering from PTSD.

Stacy Hunt hopes hundreds more veterans benefit from the house.

"We want people to have an opportunity to really just pull it back together and to know how much the country cares about them and really appreciates what they've done for us," Stacy Hunt said.

If you know a veteran suffering from PTSD who needs help, contact Camp Hope online.