You’ll Need a Tissue For This One

Today’s “Case of the Week” directly celebrates Labor Day in a very meaningful way. According to the Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

You’ll need a tissue for this one. It comes from our Grayson KY Regional Manager, Tammy Black.

I was contacted by KDVA about a vet that needed a bike to get to work. Habitat for Hummanity is building him a new home and it will be ready labor day. He is a cook and has been offered a position at Embassy Suites as their cook. He couldn’t take this job because the bus didn’t run at the times he needed to get to and from work so he just wanted a bike to get him to this job. He is a very hard worker and told me many times how blessed he truly is. So I went to Lexington yesterday and met Heather French Henry and Trina Patty from KDVA. Robert already had came up there the week before in the rain and picked out the bike he wanted. Once he found the perfect bike we went ahead and bought him lights and a nice lock for it as well. He was so happy and appreciated everything all of us have done for him. I kept telling him that it should be us thanking him. I can’t wait to go to his house and see it when he gets to move in. He said he was going to invite us to a BBQ. What an amazing day to help someone change their life and give back to them after they sacrificed for us. Today Trina got this letter from Robert.


I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you and your staff mainly Trina in the matter of getting me a bike, I want to thank Tammy at veterans outreach also but don’t have a email for her, your staff and you are some of to have you and Trina personally, along with her husband are most wonderful people I have ever met and was so  humbled  to have been in your presence and to think you took time out of your day to personally come to Lexington to be a part of this, that day will never leave my memory. I was so close to tears and finally walked away cause I didn’t want you guys to see me cry, I am in tears writing this and graciously thank you from every being in my heart, and am glad you and your staff is so much into helping us veterans in any way no matter how small or big, again god bless and thank you.