Big Lots is a proud partner of Military Makeover for a very special family!

Our commitment is nothing compared to theirs.

Follow Montel and his team through the remodel of a lifetime as they give hope and help to a deserving military family.
Big Lots is grateful for the Patron family's service and sacrifice, and we are honored to have been part of this experience.

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The Patron Family

On August 6, 2011, Cody Patron’s world came crashing down. She received word that after serving more than a decade in the Marine Corps, her husband, Sergeant Daniel J. Patron, was killed in Sangin Valley, Afghanistan

Through his time in the USMC, Daniel dedicated himself to saving as many lives as he possibly could, earning The Purple Heart and The Bronze Star Medal for his heroic service. In the years since Daniel’s passing, Cody, a Gold Star widow, has worked to pick up the pieces with her daugh-ter, Layla.

However, tragedy struck again in October 2018 when the Patron home was destroyed by the cata-strophic Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as an unprecedented Category 4 and destroyed much of the Florida Panhandle region. After sustaining devastating water and wind damage, Cody’s home, located in Panama City Beach, is barely livable. With bare concrete floors, hanging ceiling debris, and a torn roof, the home is in desperate need of some TLC.

“I didn’t have homeowners insurance as that is something my late husband took care of,” Cody says. “I had no idea I had to have it when I bought my home, and now Hurricane Michael has torn up so much of our lives.

The first step in helping Cody and Layla start anew is giving the family home the renovation it so desperately needs. That’s why Military Makeover and its compassionate team of volunteers, part-ners, and supporters are hard at work to transform their home into a place of healing and happiness.

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