I want to take a moment to tell you about Karen. She spent five years in the military, leaving the Air Force as a sergeant. And now, she needs your help.
Karen came to Rebuilding Together recently in need of everything. Her roof is leaking, paint is peeling, the floors are in rough shape, and her plumbing and electrical has become unsafe. Karen suffers from PTSD and tuberculosis among other ailments. She is recently divorced, lives alone and the deterioration of her home has aggravated the PTSD.
She’s far from alone. In the last two months, Rebuilding Together Broward County has been overwhelmed with home repair requests from 11 veterans. This summer’s rainstorms have taken a toll on homes of these former service members. In many of the homes, leaky roofs have left these veterans living with mold and water damage that’s unhealthy and dangerous.
My request today is for you or your company to adopt one of these homes during our SOS Season of Service. Two years ago we launched the “Season of Service”, a campaign geared to heighten awareness to the need of low income veterans living in substandard living conditions and to support several high profile marquee events.