Peach State Federal Credit Union recently partnered with Purple Heart Homes to renovate the home of a Vietnam veteran in need.
“I can’t believe the kindness extended to me and my wife,” said vet Gary Roseman. “This provides tremendous peace of mind so I can focus on supporting and enjoying the time with our three young grandsons.”
Operation: Veteran Home renovation was established to raise awareness about the housing challenges faced by service connected disabled veterans and their caregivers.
“Purple Heart Homes has partnered with Peach State Federal Credit Union for the second year in a row to sponsor an approved local veteran to enable him to live safely and with dignity in his home,” said John Gallina, executive director and co-founder of Purple Heart Homes. “We are grateful for the support provided by Peach State Federal Credit Union, Gwinnett County Senior Services, Home Depot, contractors and volunteers to help us improve veterans’ lives one home at a time.”
Roseman was selected for the program with help from Gwinnett County Senior Services. Roseman, who was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 until 1978, needed renovations to both the interior and exterior of his home. Peach State and Purple Heart Homes facilitated the repair of siding, pressure-was of the house and driveway and painting of the entire house inside and out.
“As a Vietnam veteran, our work with Purple Heart Homes holds a special place in my heart,” said Peach State President/CEO Marshall Boutwell. “I understand the challenges faced by veterans and how hard Purple Heart Homes works to support the veteran community. Our commitment to Purple Heart Homes is an important part of our ongoing support of the Peach State community.”
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