Maine Purple Heart Vet Receives Selfless Gift of a House From Community
Hardships in whatever form are tough, especially when faced by the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect this great country.
Tom Barr, a resident of Eliot, Maine, and former police chief, recently faced a challenging situation within his home, according to WGME. It's important to note that Tom is a veteran with a Bronze Medal, and is a Purple Heart recipient.
Wayne Avery, a friend of Tom's, noticed that Tom's home was extensively covered with black mold, which is a dire situation made worse by Tom's breathing issues.
Consequently, the decision was made to demolish his home.
Motivated to take action and help his friend, Wayne started a fundraising drive to help Tom in securing a new home. Remarkably, the effort quickly materialized into a reality, and a brand-new home was promptly delivered to Tom's property.
"The donations came really fast, faster than I expected it. Hit the fundraising goal that we needed." Wayne, WGME
Maryann Minard played a vital role in finding the new home for Tom, according to the article.
When Concord Homes of Maine learned it was for a veteran, they generously offered the mobile home at cost! This reduced the listing price by over $19,000. They also covered the delivery expenses.
Thanks to donations, organizers intend to build a ramp and furnish the home. This will ensure a complete and comfortable living space for this deserving veteran.
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