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From Gulf War Veteran on 05/25/2016

I am very grateful for all that H.E.R.O.E.S. Care does for the military families. The staff is very friendly and supportive. My story is simple.

In the fall of 2008, when the economy started tanking, I lost my job, my home, and my good credit. As luck would have it, I lost my job just weeks after buying our first home in Los Angeles, CA. I would lose the home in foreclosure, my credit cards would all go into default because I was trying to save the house, and in turn, my strong credit would be destroyed.

In the years that followed, every additional penny earned has been spent on recovering from the negative impact a foreclosure and defaulted credit lines had on me. I joined the Reserves a few years ago and one of the immediate benefits I received was the ability to utilize the food pantry. It may sound cliche, but truly "every little bit helps" when trying to recover from financial demise. Because our focus over the last 7 years has been to get out of debt and repair negative credit lines, we don't go out very much. However, thanks to HEROES Care, we've been able to attend a few ball games and hockey games, which my boys enjoy very much. Additionally, they've supported my unit's Holiday/Christmas event each year and also provide school supplies as well.

It's those little things that add up over time. I am very grateful to the men and women who volunteer at HEROES Care and to all the very generous donors who make it possible. I am looking forward to the day when I will be in a better financial position so that I can become a frequent donor to HEROES Care.

Thank you to all of you at H.E.R.O.E.S. Care!

St. Louis, MO
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