Recent heavy rain and wind had left a veteran with several feet of water in his basement. He just purchased this home earlier this year, and he was loving it – 1st time homeowner, at peace and excited to move forward in life. As he sat relaxing in his home, he heard a strange noise, when he looked, he saw the basement quickly filling with water. He does not have flood insurance because it was too expensive. He lives on a fixed income and really was at his wits end when he called Veterans’ Outreach for some help.
We advised him to wait a bit to see if FEMA would declare a Flash Flood emergency, then he would get federal aid for his loss. In the meantime, we got him some immediate relief by placing him in a hotel to think things through and figure out his next move. We also provided him with food for his family. When he’s ready, he can come back for additional assistance.