MANATEE - Habitat likes to partner with the agency Our Next Mission to upgrade homes for veterans who can use the help. 

"We now in a partnership with them are on board and making sure that as many veterans in the area are getting safe, warm, accessible housing for the future," Our Next Mission's Executive Director Bob Fellar said. 

Both organizations were also joined by student athletes from the State College of Florida to work on exterior repairs and pain the home of Army Veteran Lonnie Dixon said. 

"What I have noticed and seen here even in this morning is that they're delighted to come here, they want to be here, you know, and they're glad to be able to help out," Dixon said.