CHICAGO — People with the non-profit Humble Design have a special surprise for a deserving veteran.

Lillie Mae Choyce, 63, served in the U.S. Army and spent four years in Germany.

She was homeless and lived at A Safe Haven shelter, but recently found permanent housing.

On Veterans Day, Humble Design Chicago helped Lillie turn her new residence into a welcoming home.

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They used furnishings, largely donated by the Chicago community, to decorate her home.