Veterans That Need a Helping Hand

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Lend a Hand, Serving a Veteran on Veteran's Day

 

I am so glad to have been a part of our annual Clarksville Association of Realtors® service project on Veteran's Day. CAR Gives Back, as we call it, identifies a needy Veteran in our area that we can serve with our resources and collaborative labor and efforts. We are always looking for our next project.

CAR gives back

On Veteran's Day, several dozen Realtors® and other volunteers gathered at the home of a deserving disabled Vet. He needed help with his yard, tree trimming and garage organization. We trimmed bushes, low hanging tree limbs, raked leaves, swept and cleaned his garage, driveway and patio, cleaned out his gutters and gave his whole yard a much needed tidying up. 

CAR gives back

You see his wife was an avid gardener and she passed away last year. He was unable to take care of the plants and yard clean up that was so badly needed from his wheelchair. The many birdhouses and yard ornaments remind him of her and he wants to preserve them to keep her close in his thoughts.

CAR gives back

For several hours we worked while our Veteran looked on. He stopped to chat with many of us and told us how much he missed his wife and how lonely he was. When we were done, his home looked like it had a facelift and had taken on new life. He was very happy with the results and was all smiles. We filled a dumpster to overflowing and created a burn pile to burn later when burning will be safer to do. Not only was his yard transformed but his attitude was uplifted, too.

CAR gives back

Our Veterans give so much to us so it is a pleasure to give back and do for them. Though many suffered a service-related disability while serving their country, they still have tremendous pride for their country and value their citizenship as sacred. Their service is over and it is now our time to show how much their sacrifices mean to us, our community and our country.

This is my entry in The Annual Pay It Forward Challenge.

 

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Patricia Kennedy
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Debbie, what a great way to spend the day - and to make a big difference in the life of someone who deserves the support of all of us.

Nov 29, 2016 07:35 PM #1
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Jeff Dowler
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Hi Debbie

What a touching story. How wonderful to have so many involved to help get this vet's yard and his home in order, and the impact on him personally was priceless! Bravo!

Jeff

Nov 29, 2016 07:42 PM #2
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Lise Howe
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what a wonderful event this must have been! I am so glad that you were able to participate in it

Nov 29, 2016 08:15 PM #3
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When you think of spending just one day giving back, I can't think of any better food for the soul Debbie Reynolds a

Nov 29, 2016 08:56 PM #4
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Debbie

Helping  the veterans is paying it forward for a great cause.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 29, 2016 09:49 PM #5
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debbie how awesome what you and your coworkers did, nothing like giving back to a veteran, love it, Endre

Nov 29, 2016 10:36 PM #6
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Debbie --- wow!   What an incredible show of support for this man who served on our behalf.   The transformation must have been truly amazing.  

Nov 29, 2016 11:13 PM #7
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Good morning Debbie. What a wonderful project this was. I am moved and appreciative.

Nov 30, 2016 03:22 AM #8
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Debbie.  Sure was a wonderful project you and your friends did for this deserving man.  Thanks.

Nov 30, 2016 04:30 AM #9
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Thank you very much, Debbie, for telling us about this outstanding service project.

Nov 30, 2016 04:42 AM #10
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for telling us about how you helped this family. It is a great way to help our veterans.

Nov 30, 2016 04:51 AM #11
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Brian England
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Hands on helping for others is the way to go in my book!  I am sure those that you help are truly grateful for the efforts!

Nov 30, 2016 05:56 AM #12
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Debbie... what a wonderful thing you did! Reading this made me so emotional... so many of our brave Veterans are in need and often forgotten by their communities.

Nov 30, 2016 06:26 AM #13
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Debbie, what a wonderful way to spend a day and I am sure he feels so much better to see the yard all cleaned up. You're right, our Veterans are so deserving and you showed him firsthand how grateful you are.

Nov 30, 2016 06:30 AM #14
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That is awesome.  I bet he was so thrilled to have the company and to see his property transformed.

Nov 30, 2016 09:39 AM #15
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Debbie - That's a wonderful cause, and the heroes that protect us are certainly deserving of our thoughts and kindnesses when they are going though difficult times.

Nov 30, 2016 11:35 AM #16
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Debbie

Helping  the veterans . . .  . is paying it forward big time.

Good luck success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 30, 2016 05:00 PM #17
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Debbie

Helping the veterans . . . . is paying it forward big time.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 30, 2016 05:03 PM #18
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Debbie

Helping the veterans . . . . is paying it forward big time.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 30, 2016 05:06 PM #19
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