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Community comes together to build new home for widow of Corporal Eugene Cole

Corporal Eugene Cole.

NORRIDGEWOCK (WGME) -- A community is making a difference for the widow of Corporal Eugene Cole.

A local contractor is building her a new home, aiming to fulfill a long-time dream.

The Coles lived in a mobile home in Norridgewock for years, and were saving up to build their dream home.

Sheryl Cole thought that dream disappeared when her husband, Corporal Cole, was killed in the line of duty in April, but Fairfield Drafting and Construction is building her a home, and local businesses are donating supplies and labor.

Joel Violette with Fairfield Drafting and Construction is leading the project He says it's the least they can do.

“She suffered a loss that made no sense, but she has to live with it the rest of her life,” Violette said. “Anything that we can do to help her and her family is a very small part of what they deserve.”

The plans are ready, but construction hasn't started yet.

Violette says more funds are needed to complete the project.

If you want to help, the Kennebec Savings Bank in Waterville is accepting donations.

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