Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation, a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, recently received thanks from a veteran and mother of five for assisting her during a difficult time.
Shannon, a veteran of the U.S. Army, found herself in a difficult situation en pipes broke in her house. The piping problems led to water damage, which then led to their heater breaking just in time for winter. And because the problem was a result of water pipes leaking, her homeowner's insurance would not cover the cost of the damages.
To make the situation much more urgent, her kids began to get sick from the cold, and with a 15-month-old child, something had to be done. With Shannon's husband temporarily unemployed, she knew her income would not be sufficient to cover the repairs and their looming mortgage payment.
"In order to pay for this, we were going to have to spend money allotted for our mortgage payment to cover the cost of the repairs" Shannon told DVNF. "We really needed the help." DVNF helped Shannon and her family with a $1,000 grant for her mortgage so she could fix the pressing issues with her house.
"I just wanted to send out my sincere thank you. You have no idea how amazing the timing of the payment was," she said upon receiving the grant. "We really appreciate this organization and those who support it."
“This veteran’s story was one that truly resonated with DVNF,” said Precilla Wilkewitz, President of the organization. “We were thrilled to be able to assist this veteran and her family during their time of need and wish them well in the future.”