Today, we’d like to share a “Spotlight on Services” from our home office located in Liberty Township, north of Youngstown Ohio.
CELEBRITY VETERAN RECOVERS FROM COVID 19 WITH A “HAND UP” FROM VETERANS’ OUTREACH
A retired local celebrity that is also a veteran recently visited our office after spending six weeks in the hospital with COVID 19. He had been very ill, lost over fifty pounds. He said he was still very weak and had been spending a lot of time at home in bed recovering. He had multiple needs, all related to the pandemic. He needed food, a gas card, and clothing since he lost so much weight.
We were able to help him with all of those needs through our Direct Aid, Freedom Food Pantry, and the Heroes Closet Program. There was also a bonus! Earlier that day, a generous supporter had donated a flat screen TV. We gave the veteran the TV for his bedroom where, thanks to COVID, he was spending a lot of time.
As he realized all that we were able to do for him, he said that he was finally feeling like something was going right for him and he had hope for the future, and promised to do all he could to recover and keep in touch.