Local veteran getting home remodel
A Fort Wayne veteran is now getting some crucial upgrades to his home thanks to an Indiana foundation.
After 23 years of service to our country simple tasks like taking his dog outside aren’t easy any more for Army veteran Pete.
After hearing about his story through Facebook The Wounded Veterans Foundation decided they would take things into their own hands.
For Pete, it’s still a shock.
“These guys have just been phenomenal," said Pete, "I mean I, there’s not enough words to express what we’re feeling.”
A feeling that won’t go away anytime soon.
Along with widening some doorways, and putting in brand new floors The Wounded Veterans Foundation noticed exterior work was needed on the home as well, something they typically don’t do.
Plus they have a special treat for one of Pete’s best friends.
“We’re fixing the backyard for his dog as well." Said W.V.F. President Brock French, "We’re doing as much as we possibly can. Dogs are a big part of our foundation as well.”
A foundation that is ever growing, and currently works across 28 states aiming to serve a specific group French says that is in need.
“I wanna help all veterans, not just current and future. There other Vietnam era generation they’re left out, and when that happens they need things, so we raise the funds to do that, we raise the funds to come out and help Pete.”
Funds they wouldn’t have if it weren’t for your donations, donations they still need, along with volunteers to help on homes like Petes'.
To donate or volunteer you just head to their website WoundedVeteransFoundation.com (volunteer under "Contact" tab).
The project itself is expected to take one week, starting March 7.
During that time Pete, his wife and his dog will be put up in a hotel. After that week they’ll return to their dream home.
As Pete says, despite set backs, he’ll never give up.
“I’ve been living the dream, I don’t consider it a handicap I just consider it an opportunity for me. I mean it’s part of life. I’ve got too much to live for, I’ve got a beautiful wife, two great kids, new friends.”