Shennetta Stockton always dreamed of owning her own home. After her tour of service in the United State Army, she finally bought a fixer upper with intentions of doing Improvements later.
Ms. Stockton is a Disabled Army Veteran who suffers from (PTSD) and other health related disorders. Due to undue stress triggers, she has trouble holding down a job. She is a member with American Legion and Disabled American Veterans and is an active member of her church and community. Ms. Stockton explains that she is on a fixed income and unable to save money to do much needed home repairs. Her home is a 1957, three bedroom-1 bath wooden structure, that has moderate to severe structural problem and deferred maintenance issues.
The Green Veterans accepted the challenge to work on Shennetta’s home repairs. The scope included repairing a deteriorating floor, new exterior paint, new handrails for the stairways, minor roof repairs and a toilet repair. After a good long day’s work, Shennetta was once step closer to having her home as she imagined it, safe, beautiful and a place where she could finally invite her elderly mother inside after three years of not being able to, now that the stairs to the home exterior is safe to navigate. The Green Veterans first quarter service project was a success and had an impact on one of our nation’s heroes. Go Green Vets!
Here’s what a few GV members have to say:
“I’m proud to be a part of GVG because we are always looking for innovative ways to make lives better. Not only do we focus on reaching out to veterans, for service projects and general assistance; but we also believe that being part of a community, is the best way to make a difference.” – Ivan Jensen
“I’m proud to be a part of GVG…We do not only focus on reaching out to veterans as we believe being part of a community is the best way to make a difference.” – Kendra Rhoulhac