Havelock helps homeless vet get back on his feet in time for Christmas

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 08:56 AM.

McFall said many Marine wives came out to help him.

“Everything has really changed for me,” he said. “The people have really come together to help me. They really have. All of them show that they care.”

Brady said that the effort says a lot about the people of Havelock.

“It says a lot about this town to come together in the time of need of one person who is in distress,” Brady said. “We will not leave a veteran on the streets. We’re going to make sure that he has the tools and the benefits that he’s entitled to, and if he doesn’t, then we’ll put in the paperwork for him to get those benefits.

“Everybody just came together and just saw the need. They came together as a group and as a neighborhood. It says a lot for what kind of city this is. I know it would have never happened where I grew up. We had one goal in mind, make this person whole again.”

McFall had a hard time finding words to express his appreciation.

“I can’t really express the thanks that I have for them, the way that they have helped me and the stuff that they have donated,” he said. “They gave their time to get everything that I needed … a place to live. I can’t really explain the thanks that I have for them.”

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