We’re coming up on Independence Day, a day of celebration, picnics in the park, fireworks at the stadium, sharing the pride you feel about all the liberties we have as Americans.
Yet, there are people out there in this country of America that are feeling less fortunate. They are the veterans who sacrificed to give us what we have, and now, they have nothing.
Many of them have gone through the throes of post-traumatic stress disorder. They have not healed enough to make their lives whole again. They’re trying; they’ve taken steps in various programs designed to help them get back on track, become one of us. But without money to pay for much of the material necessities to furnish a small apartment, they are forced to live like paupers in a park.
That’s where Trilogy Veterans Club comes to the rescue. It is ironic that members of that club, most drawing retirement pensions, are so anxious to help other veterans in need. Forget about their comfortable homes and lifestyle, these veterans are sincerely trying to offer a helping hand to their fellow veterans.
That’s just the way it is. That’s the kind of brotherhood most military veterans share. It doesn’t matter where you live, or where you’ve been, it is always there. A fist pump when your fingers don’t work anymore. A high five when you greet a friend on the street. A smart salute as you see a flag waving in the wind.
Trilogy Veterans Club reached out; we took the story they told, and we hope you find it in your heart to give them a call, if you have anything to donate to veterans who really could use your help. Utensils, dinnerware, pots and pans, pillows and pillowcases, towels, washcloths, soap, sofas, chairs, dining tables, mattresses, lamps, end tables, dressers, a clock, or a radio – all of these items are welcomed by Trilogy Veterans Club.
All it takes is a call to club president Virgil “Hank” Lewis, 361-777-5013, and he will arrange for a time on a Saturday to pick up your donation. When you see a healthy group of airmen and airwomen from Luke Air Force Base strolling up the sidewalk to your front door, you’ll know you have done the right thing.
Click here to read the Trilogy Veterans Club story. Learn the value of taking action, how young airmen and airwomen are taking time - their own time, not work time - to help people they don’t even know. They may never see those veterans again once they drop off a piece of furniture at an apartment somewhere in the Valley.
But they’ll remember the tears of happiness and gratefulness, how they felt as they drove away from a delivery of kitchen utensils, or an old easy chair. This is veterans helping veterans.