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Operation Home Rescue Gaining Momentum in Clark County

The Reflector newspaper, based out of Battle Ground, WA, recently interviewed TMG Cares Coordinator, Jennifer Lindsday, about the recent projects completed by Operation Home Rescue.

Operation Home Rescue is a non-profit program to assist veterans aged 55 and older who live in Clark County, WA and who are physically unable or cannot afford to carry out their home maintenance and/or repair needs. Participants in Operation Home Rescue can receive a variety of home maintenance services performed at no cost, such as landscaping, minor repairs, and cleaning. Operation Home Rescue is administered and funded by TMG Cares, the non-profit division of The TMG Family of Companies, in partnership with the Clark County Veteran’s Assistance Center (CCVAC).

Launched in March, three veterans have benefitted from the program:

On June 2nd, nine volunteers from TMG Cares partnered with three employees from Maid to Sparkle Inc. to complete the first Operation Home Rescue project home for a local Veteran, Clifford Booth, a U.S. Navy "Seabee" Veteran who served during the Korean War. Some of the services provided to Mr. Booth included rebuilding the steps off the back porch, cleaning the gutters, landscaping, and interior home cleaning. Additionally, in-kind donations from Jones Landscaping and Lowes were provided.

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On June 30th, six volunteers from TMG Cares and the community, along with four technical volunteers, performed maintenance services for Bob Kroupa, a U.S. Army Veteran who served as a construction draftsman during the Korean War. Ice storms in the winter hit Kroupa’s Yacolt property hard. Volunteers helped to clear fallen limbs across the property, performed kitchen plumbing and lighting work, and worked with local companies for pressure washing and gutter cleaning.

On July 2nd, four technical volunteers provided services for Ms. Benette, a veteran in Downtown Vancouver. These services include roof cleaning and moss treatment, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, plumbing repairs, and additional interior repairs.

“A lot of these individuals I think have been very isolated over the last year, and just having this connection, the human contact and these conversations, it really means a lot for them,” Lindsay said.

Read the full article on thereflector.com.

Learn more about Operation Home Rescue at  - operationhomerescue.com/

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