Evicted WWII Vet Returns Home in Time for Veterans Day

Apr 2011
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Johnnie Hodges went home today.

The 90-year-old World War II veteran had been evicted from his house on a stretcher this summer after falling behind on the mortgage because he’d been caring for his mortally ill wife. He returned in fantastic style, in time for Veterans Day next week.

Hodges was surrounded by his family and friends, as well as fellow veterans and elected officials, as he made his way to the porch of his home on Humboldt Parkway in Buffalo, New York. A crowd of about 100 people cheered him on, and his grandsons introduced him by simply saying, “This is our granddad, and he’s the man.

“It couldn’t have been any better,” Johnnie Hodges told Yahoo Real Estate. “We just had a little rain, but that didn’t stop anybody.”
Hodges’ story hit a nerve not only in Buffalo, the city he’s called home his entire life, but all across the country. When the Buffalo News first reported that this veteran was being evicted, it inspired Greg Elwood – a man who didn’t even know Hodges – to create a GoFundMe account to help put Hodges back in his home. But the pressure was on: The Hodges family needed $50,000 by Nov. 5 to buy back the house. By late October they were about $15,000 shy.

https://www.yahoo.com/realestate/wwii-vet-evicted-from-home-finally-returns-024046662.html

Good for him.
 
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Johnnie Hodges went home today.

The 90-year-old World War II veteran had been evicted from his house on a stretcher this summer after falling behind on the mortgage because he’d been caring for his mortally ill wife. He returned in fantastic style, in time for Veterans Day next week.

Hodges was surrounded by his family and friends, as well as fellow veterans and elected officials, as he made his way to the porch of his home on Humboldt Parkway in Buffalo, New York. A crowd of about 100 people cheered him on, and his grandsons introduced him by simply saying, “This is our granddad, and he’s the man.

“It couldn’t have been any better,” Johnnie Hodges told Yahoo Real Estate. “We just had a little rain, but that didn’t stop anybody.”
Hodges’ story hit a nerve not only in Buffalo, the city he’s called home his entire life, but all across the country. When the Buffalo News first reported that this veteran was being evicted, it inspired Greg Elwood – a man who didn’t even know Hodges – to create a GoFundMe account to help put Hodges back in his home. But the pressure was on: The Hodges family needed $50,000 by Nov. 5 to buy back the house. By late October they were about $15,000 shy.

https://www.yahoo.com/realestate/wwii-vet-evicted-from-home-finally-returns-024046662.html

Good for him.
First I have heard of this, I would have sent funds to have help him get his mortage up to date.

Is there any info on how to help?
 

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