CON MI GENTE: Local Vietnam Veteran's Early Christmas Gift

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, December 24 2019 Dec 24, 2019 December 24, 2019 5:43 AM December 24, 2019 in Community - Con Mi Gente
By: Rick Diaz

ELSA – A Rio Grande Valley veteran was living in a home that was in need of some major help. Well, thanks to another group of veterans, he received an early Christmas gift.

The home they repaired belongs to Francisco Belmares, a disabled Vietnam veteran.

It's a combined effort.

Home Depot approved a grant for the materials; about 10 of the volunteers work for the store and are veterans themselves.

They joined the Knights of Columbus of Donna and a group of veterans called America's Last Patrol.

They painted the house, replaced an entire wall where the insulation was really bad or non-existent, and replaced the floor in his bedroom.

For more information watch the video above.

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