Helping Homebound Heroes -  April

March 31, 2020

U.S. Army veteran Roger Castillo has lived in his home since 1968.  A year after he moved into the house, he was in Vietnam, serving his nation during wartime.

After his honorable discharge in 1971, Mr. Castillo went to work driving a truck hauling building materials to residential construction sites.

Now 71-years-old, Mr. Castillo lives alone in his East Austin home.  He treasures the house.  “It means a lot to me.  It’s the only thing I’ve got,” he says.  That’s why he’s so grateful for the improvements to his property done by Meals on Wheels Central Texas and The Home Depot.  “I’d like to thank them very much for it and I appreciate what they do and I hope they keep up the good work,” says Mr. Castillo.

That work includes a new fence, a new storage shed, and a pergola with benches.  But what matters to him most is the flag pole that CBI volunteers will install in his front yard.  “I fought for this country. It gives me pride to have a flag out there,” he says.