BUFORD, GA (May 17, 2018) – Home renovations for local Vietnam veteran, Gary Roseman, and his wife Denise, were completed as part of Purple Heart Homes’ annual campaign Operation: Veteran Home Renovation program.
“I can’t believe the kindness extended to me and my wife,” said Mr. 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.”
Veteran Gary Roseman, was selected for the program with help from Gwinnett County Senior Services, who identified local veterans with a need for home repairs.
Mr. Roseman was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1973-1978. The renovations allow Mr. Roseman and his wife to focus on their three young grandchildren instead of worrying about home improvement issues. Interior and exterior improvements were planned following an evaluation of his needs. Skilled contractors and volunteers were secured to complete the home improvements.
Jose’s Painting was engaged to repair siding, pressure-wash the house and driveway, and paint the entire exterior of the home. The ceiling inside the home was also repaired. Bob Cooper’s B&D Landscaping spent several days repairing the deck, making it safe for the children to play.
“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.”
Peach State also works with Purple Heart Homes to help veterans secure mortgages and participating in this program was an organic extension of those efforts. Many veterans live on fixed incomes and may have service connected disabilities, so maintenance on their homes can sometimes prove challenging and difficult.
About Peach State Federal Credit Union
Peach State is a $462 million credit union that serves almost 60,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina. Operating as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Peach State’s mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information, visit www.peachstatefcu.org.
About Purple Heart Homes
Purple Heart Homes is a national public charity cofounded by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, two Iraq combat wounded veterans that remain on a mission to provide housing solutions to service connected disabled veterans and their families. Driven by the belief that no veteran should be left behind, Purple Heart Homes together with community, is committed to ensuring quality of life solutions for disabled American veterans from all eras. For more information, visit www.phhusa.org.