12 Apr HONORBOUND IS IN THE NEWS – VETERAN GETS HEAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX YEARS
Barbara grew concerned about the veteran next door when she observed him in their suburban Connecticut neighborhood wearing a heavy winter coat while walking his dog on an otherwise mild December day. She soon learned that Tom, a 75-year-old Vietnam veteran and his wife had been living without heat for six years as there were issues with his heating system that they simply could not afford to repair. Alarmed, Barbara contacted local agencies and veteran organizations only to find that the couple did not meet enough of their restrictive program requirements. She finally contacted the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), who referred her to HonorBound, and that’s when Tom’s luck changed. We quickly arranged and paid for a local plumbing and heating company to effect the necessary repairs and got Tom’s heating system running again. We were able to obtain these services at a substantial discount, as it is our intent to create partnerships wherever possible to build community awareness of veteran need in their area.
Often a veteran in need will be too reluctant or proud to ask for help. If you see a veteran who may be in need or suffering, contact HonorBound Foundation at www.honorboundfoundation.org/contact-us/
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