Today’s Case of the Week comes from our Grayson, KY office. Written by our Regional Manager, Brandon Clark. A couple weeks ago a veteran approached me to see if Veterans’ Outreach could possibly help his daughter and son-in-law who is a veteran with their electric bill. They had a past due balance of $1291.60, and
A Cocoa FL-based veteran was recently referred to us by his VA caseworker. This veteran is 100% disabled from an IED he encountered in Iraq. He was in the Army for over 17 years and survived 15 combat caused injuries in his multiple deployments. Unfortunately, he has fallen on difficult times and asked for help on his utility bill. We have guaranteed the overdue portion and his power will stay on – he said “God Bless You” three times! So glad we could help!
A veteran contacted us through our website. He has had a hard road and asked for some help to straighten his path to independent living. Many years ago, undiagnosed issues led him to activity that led him to jail. After serving his time, medical and psychological treatment for severe PTSD, he got assistance from Veterans’ Outreach with a deposit for a new apartment. He kept that apartment for over 3 years.
Recently, his son moved out, and his voucher amount was changed. He lost his apartment and has been homeless. He contacted us again and was turned down due to a snag in our system. However, he persisted in a calm and respectful way. After further investigation, we were able to help him with the deposit for a new apartment. He expressed his gratitude with these words, “thank you and the entire staff for believing in the veteran, it meant so much to me that you gave me a second chance. I promise to give it my all.”
He has taken a “really messed up” life and changed it to a life with hope because he took the initiative to accept responsibility for his life.