Helping Homebound Heroes - June

June 6, 2018

It’s amazing what teamwork can accomplish.  Thanks to our partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, a multi-generational family is able to live together.

The family consists of a disabled army veteran, his wife, their three foster children, and the wife’s elderly parents.  The foster parents asked us not to identify them -  we’ll call them Jenny and Joe.  Jenny’s parents live in the house Jenny grew up in, which her dad constructed himself.  “He built this entire house.  We got to see him hammer every nail,” Jenny says.  But now, her dad suffers from memory loss, and Jenny’s mom is his caregiver.

So, Jenny and Joe came up with a plan to buy the home.  They, and their three foster children, whom they’re adopting, would move into the house, and help Jenny’s mom.  They wanted to complete an unfinished part of the house and turn it into an apartment for Jenny’s parents.

But the contractor Jenny and Joe hired to do the work took their money and disappeared.  Now, the couple couldn’t afford to complete the apartment.  That’s when our Home Repair Program and The Home Depot Foundation entered the picture and delivered a finished product and peace of mind.  Having everyone under the same roof is a dream come true for Jenny.  “To be able to have my parents as part of their life, I mean the kids know them as Nanna and PaPaw,” she says before adding, “just when you think doors are closing, God says ‘I’ve got this’.”