94-year-old world war II veteran, Alfred Guerra who bagged the Purple Heart and Bronze star awards for his bravery, didn’t falter when rendering his service to his country. When Guerra became needy, his community, San Antonio stepped up to assist him.
While his family made efforts to handle some maintenance and repair projects for Guerra, after he lost his son, his home became uninhabitable. Using the power of social media, Maria, his daughter contacted Facebook for assistance.
First to yield to this call was Purple Heart, and then Broken Warriors’ Angels followed. Also involved was the Department of Human Services of the City of Antonio and Department of Military Affairs.
In an interview with KSAT-News, Tony Roman, who is the ex-commander of Purple Heart’s Alamo Chapter 1836 revealed that:
As combat warriors, we leave nobody behind. And as veterans, we leave no veteran behind.Tony Roman
As repairs begun, Guerra moved in with his daughter until the completion of the renovations; however, COVID-19 lockdown put things on hold.
Thankfully, this January, the nail guns, saws, and hammers were singing again. Veterans from Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq teamed up to gut the interior of the home in preparation for the next stage of the home makeover.
Soon, the SRS Raise the Roof Foundation donated a new roof. The plumbing and electrical systems will soon be updated. One lacking thing is an HVAC system. The family hopes that another guardian angel comes to help as well.
Presently, they have created a GoFundMe page with a modest goal of $5,000 to assist other much-needed fixes.
Though, it may take another month for the project to be completed, but 94-year-old world war II veteran is eager to go back into his home. Guerra revealed: “As long as I’m with my family, I’m always happy.”