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Grant Received To Help Disabled Veteran

Updated: Sep 3, 2020

15 to 20 homes sustained major damaged during flooding of the Nisqually Delta in February 2020, including that of a disabled Veteran. Photo courtesy Thurston County

A $30,000 HUD grant was awarded to Rebuilding Together to help disabled Veteran Brian, and his wife Liela and three children (ages 12, 8, and 6).

The family was flooded out of their home during the Nisqually flooding in February2020. Not living in a flood plain, they didn’t have flood insurance. Their home sustained water damage of over $100,000 which they couldn’t afford to repair.

The family has sought and received some assistance from local agencies, have a Go Fund Me page, and are receiving help from local plumbing and electrical companies. They have worked hard to help themselves. However, the pandemic slowed much of the work down.

The family is currently living in Leila’s parents’ fifth wheel parked in their damaged home’s driveway.

Home Depot referred Brian and Leila to RTTC for help. We applied for a $30,000 HUD grant to provide repairs to the home and it was awarded to RTTC in July! We are very excited to help this family of five get back into their home as soon as possible.

There is still a lot to be done. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents or would like to provide discounted supplies and services, please let us know at 360.539.7830.

When we are able to begin work on this project, we will publicly announce it so that friends, partners, local businesses, and individuals can all come together to make this a community-wide project.


1 Comment

Sep 10, 2020

This is impressive - VERY impressive! And it appears that you are doing ALL OF THIS as a completely volunteer operation. Having been involved myself with RTTC as a volunteer (but now living out of state), I know how much the clients appreciate what you do, since most of them have no other option. Here's to your continuing great work!

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