Helping Homebound Heroes - June
June 1, 2020
“I joined the military because I liked what it stood for,” says Regina Jones who served in the U.S. Army from 1981 – 1989.
Ms. Jones purchased her home in Caldwell, Texas thirteen years ago. These days, her husband, Frederick West, lives with a debilitating back condition that forces him to use a walker or cane. And a scheduled surgery could leave him confined to a wheelchair for months, if not longer.
Thanks to funding from The Home Depot Foundation, Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ Home Repair program recently renovated Ms. Jones’ home by making it wheelchair accessible. Besides widening doorways and revamping the bathroom, workers also built a ramp to make it easier for Mr. West to get in and out of the house.
Ms. Jones could not be more pleased with the finished results: “To make our home accessible is just a miracle. For The Home Depot Foundation to remember veterans, it says ‘thank you’ in such a way that’s lasting.”