Michigan man hangs Christmas lights for veterans in need

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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (CNN) – Veterans and first responders don’t always have time or money to decorate for the holidays.

One man doesn’t think that should dampen their holiday spirit.

Dustin Ergang buys holiday lights for people who want them on their homes, but not only that, he also puts them up, too.

For him, it’s a labor of love that helps him honor his grandfather, who also enjoyed putting up lights.

That’s why he never charges a fee for his work.

“But donations are accepted and what we do with the donations is we buy lights. Some people call us and they can’t afford lights, but they want something in their grandpa’s yard decorating because grandma passed away or something. And so we just try to brighten up the holiday spirit, I guess,” Ergang said.

This is Ergang’s 10th year putting up lights for folks who need his help.

He has decorated four veterans’ homes so far this year.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at Fort Wayne's NBC. She also serves as the weekend producer on NBC.

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