Heroes Home Repair Pilot Program
Friday, October 7 saw a crew of MVAT/Heroes Linked volunteers working on service-disabled USAF Veteran Daniel Munoz’s Whittier, California home as part of a pilot program focused on Heroes Home Repair for service-disabled and aging veterans. Mr. Munoz was no longer able to keep up with the extensive repairs needed to keep his home habitable and safe for him and his extended family.
Television coverage of the effort was captured by local ABC and NBC affiliates, and footage from their interviews made the Evening News. The Whittier Daily News ran a story on the event that also appeared in the publisher’s other regional editions.
Carried out in partnership with the Los Angeles chapter of Habitat for Humanity, the MVAT/Heroes Linked crew consisted of Board and Advisory Board Members Candice Appleton, Medal of Honor recipient Jack Jacobs, Bob Jerome, Tom Rooney, Larry Schnadig, and Pete Seitz, Medal of Honor recipient Will Swenson, and Executive Director James Colbert. They were joined by Medal of Honor recipients Jim McCloughan and Gary Littrell as well as MVAT Supporter Joy Moody.