Helping Homebound Heroes - September

September 3, 2019

“It’s beautiful.  I’m so happy,” says 73-year old Charlie Paul of Bastrop, Texas.

He’s describing the renovations done to his house by the Meals on Wheels Central Texas Home Repair program and The Home Depot Foundation.

Mr. Paul, a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Marines from 1963-1967, bought his home in 2001.  He was a carpenter by trade and was able to do his own repairs for years.  He was doing just that when he fell off of his roof and severely injured his back.  In a separate incident, he broke his neck when he fell in his bathroom.  Since then he’s been confined to a wheelchair.

But he couldn’t fit the chair through his bathroom door.  Fortunately, funding from the Home Depot Foundation allowed Meals on Wheels Central Texas to retrofit his bathroom by widening the door and making his shower a safer place for him to bathe.  Modifications also included new flooring to make it easier for Mr. Paul to navigate his home.

He’s eternally grateful for the help.  “I’ve been a customer of The Home Depot for a long time and I really appreciate all they’ve done for me,” he says.