Disabled Navy Veteran Seeks Repair Grant To Make Home Warm And Livable
by Michael Hammond
(Cadillac, MI, USA)
Home in need of repair
I am a disabled US Navy veteran that served from 1973 to 1977. I'm now looking for funding to make my home more livable.
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I live on 60% disability. Thanks to our VA system I can't get rated any higher because of their 40% for lower spine and 40% for cervical (neck) injuries while on active duty. In the VA's math, 40% + 40% = 60%.
I have always considered myself as an independent man and able to take care of myself, but hard times have gotten me to the point where I have to ask for help.
I am in need of grants or non-repayable funding to fix up the house I live in with my new wife.
I remarried in September 2009, after being a widower for 19 months. I was previously married for 24 years when my late wife of 24 years passed away from complications with diabetes.
I have one surviving daughter, two deceased sons and five grandchildren.
My big mistake was purchasing this house site unseen as I was moving from Wyoming to Michigan and needed a place to live with my three cats and one dog when my daughter found it for me.
I need to fix the windows to keep out the cold wind and snow of winter. My roof has too many leaks to patch at a cost I can afford. The room under the bad roof needs insulation badly so it can be used and lived in.
The kitchen also needs new flooring to make it more stable. As you can see from the enclosed picture, the house is badly neglected and needs to be brought up to code.
The electrical is only 60-amp service and if possible I would like to get it up to 150 or 200 amp to make the electrical much safer and less taxing on the bill.
Any help that I can receive would be much appreciated and funds would be put to good use.
Whoever the giver of funds is they have an open invitation to see the progress on the house so that they will know that this is not a sob story or a cry wolf deal.
Thank you for reading this and thank you for your time.