Helping Homebound Heroes - January

December 31, 2019

U.S. Army veteran Charles Copeland loves his home in Dimebox, Texas.  After all, it’s where he and his wife, Patricia, have raised their four grandchildren.

Mr. Copeland, who spent more than a decade in the service, purchased the house 20 years ago.  But recently, it became apparent there were things that needed to be fixed in order for the Copelands and their grandchildren to continue living there.  At 66-years old, Mr. Copeland is on a fixed income and didn’t have the money to pay for the work.

Thanks to generous funding from the Home Depot Foundation, the Meals on Wheels Central Texas Home Repair program renovated the house into a safer place for Mr. and Ms. Copeland to age in place with dignity.  Workers ripped out old carpeting and replaced it with easier to navigate vinyl plank tile; and installed accessible sinks and lavatories.

Mr. Copeland deeply appreciates the improvements to his home.  “I have a place to stay and a roof over my head, a place for my children to come back to,” he says.