Exposed To Agent Orange

This week, we want to share a “Case of the Week” from our corporate office in Liberty Township OH.

Bob Julian, our Services Director, visited with a veteran that was referred to us by the local Veterans Service Commission. This man is a Vietnam veteran exposed to Agent Orange. He is suffering with lung cancer right now, taking chemo treatments. His gas has been shut off in his residence.

Bob called the gas company and was able to reduce the required payment from $400 to $200. Then Bob called several other agencies for more help for this veteran and got the same answer everywhere – all out of funds. Then one of them told him there is just one place that might help – Veterans’ Outreach. When the man realized that Bob was calling from Veterans’ Outreach, he generously extended his gratitude for all that we do.

Then Bob called Protestant Family Services and they agreed to help this veteran. In collaboration with them, we were able to get the gas turned back on. In just a matter of minutes, we were able to respectfully help make this veterans’ life a little easier.