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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There are about 140 homeless veterans in Guilford and Forsyth Counties alone.

Lawmakers and the president himself have announced plans to cut those numbers but volunteers from one local group are taking matters into their own hands.

By the end of this week some Winston-Salem veterans will have new homes for free.

The new homes on Cameron Avenue in Winston-Salem are part of the Homes for Our Heroes Project.

Hundreds of volunteers have worked to gut and rebuild a set of run-down, historic homes along the street.

Of the 140 homeless veterans about 40 live in Winston-Salem.

When all the homes are finished, about a quarter of those veterans will have new homes.

The project was spearheaded by Whole Man Ministries of North Carolina, which is about 98 percent volunteer-run.

Some of the volunteers are even veterans themselves.

Today the veterans will see their new homes for the first time and tomorrow they will be all moved in.