Miami Dolphins renovate couple's home

Team renovates home of Donald, Mary McEnany

Published On: Nov 27 2012 01:00:59 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 27 2012 09:47:54 PM EST
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -

The Miami Dolphins helped renovate the home of a Korean War veteran who lives in Hollywood.

Players helped make repairs to the home of Donald and Mary McEnany. The couple have lived at their home for decades only to see parts of it fall apart. The two are retired and live on a fixed income.

"There so many things we wanted to do, but we couldn't do. It's not that we were neglectful. It's just -- we couldn't do it," said Mary McEnany.

Dolphins punter Brandon Fields helped clear out brush and trim trees in the back yard of the house. It's the second year in a row he has helped repair a couple's home.

"Just to see the excitement on their face. Knowing that something as little as us coming out here to help them out means a whole lot," said Fields.

Dozens of volunteers also painted the exterior the house and helped lay down new mulch in the front yard.

Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin's wife Diane also volunteered. She said being able to help out a veteran is near and dear to her heart.

The couple's son is stationed in Fort Hood. Donald McEnany is a veteran of the Korean War.

"Just being able to help a veteran family, a military family to have a tranquil and safe place to enjoy each other's comfort after all they gave to our country and for the freedom that we fought. Its just wonderful to see everyone here," said Philbin.

Rebuilding Together of Broward County helped put together the event with the team. Rooms to Go is delivering furniture to the house next week.