From Fire to Freedom

Today, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office located in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio.

A veteran had a nice little wood working business established at his home. It wasn’t a lot, but it paid the bills. Unfortunately, there was a fire that destroyed the home. The veteran didn’t have insurance. The few items he was able to save from the fire, all that he had left in the world, were put into a storage unit.

As he struggled to find a new income source, one thing led to another and he became homeless. He came to Veterans’ Outreach seeking help with paying for his storage unit before his things were sold. We were able to pay for the storage unit, give him food and clothing, and refer him to another agency that has housing available for veterans.

He is now stable, and able to pursue meaningful steps in his life.

Going the Extra Mile

This week our Case of the Week comes from our office in Sarasota, FL written by our regional manager, Bob Graham.

An East Coast veteran approached our Sarasota office for assistance. He’s about to graduate from Florida International with a degree, but cannot pay his water bill which is due to be shut down tomorrow.

He’s approached “innumerable” organizations for help and each one has refused him – a few would assist if he were homeless!

One suggested Veterans’ Outreach – he called, sent the required documentation and we guaranteed his bill – literally hours before the shutoff, and with a big sigh of relief.

We are thrilled we could help this veteran keep the water on so he can focus solely on finishing his degree!