One Veteran on a Mission to Help Another
A Boise Idaho veteran has a safe place to live thanks to volunteers from the VFW.
Wes says that helping veterans is why he belongs to the VFW.
The project began as members of VFW Post 63 visited his home and became aware of fellow veteran’s needs. Wes began searching for funds and volunteers. He searched around the local area for donated labor and materials and he found them.
When the project hit a snag with the building permit process, Wes worked diligently to solve the problem. He used his military discount at Home Depot to maximize the donated funds. When the leaking roof needed replacement rather than just a repair, he found a roofer and another fellow veteran to help out. They even did more than the original project included by installing a new sink and countertop and a donated cover for wheelchair ramp.
Although Wes was the organizer, he acknowledges that there were many organizations and people that volunteered to help the project. Besides a donation of money from the Post Relief fund, Wes was able to get a significant donation from the Home Depot Foundation, donated labor from Dotson Roofing, and many volunteers Home Depot and Post 63. Wes also wanted to thank and recognize Melody Nauahi from the Eagle, Idaho Home Depot location. She was instrumental in helping with this project.
VFW Post 63 is proud of Wes and his service to veterans. He is living the values we all hold as members of the VFW.
About the VFW and Capitol City Post 63
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans' service organization composed of combat veterans. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest and oldest organization of war veterans.
Capitol City Post 63 is the oldest and largest post in the State of Idaho. Capitol City Post 63 and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to "honor the dead by helping the living" by serving veterans directly, sponsoring youth programs, conducting Buddy Poppy drives and providing military service programs. For more information, to join or volunteer, visit the VFW Post 63 Web site at www.vfwpost63.org.