RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) – Reworking of an East Texas veterans household had already started through Habitat for Humanity when that veteran handed absent from issues experienced following catching COVID-19.

a car parked in front of a tree: The family were faced with the loss of their father and husband to COVID19.

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The family members ended up confronted with the reduction of their father and spouse to COVID19.

It remaining the loved ones with no solutions, right up until some East Texas organizations stepped in.


The Overton household getting reworked by means of Habitat for Humanity was being completed on a particular grant plan for veterans, for retired Military Personnel Sergeant George Gomez and his family.

“It was a whole remodel. The primary household was a two bed room. Two sons and a daughter and the daughter was sleeping in the grasp bedroom with them. We necessary to remodel the rest room and transform the flooring in the house,” mentioned Raimund Gideon of the Smith County Habitat for Humanity.

“Habitat for Humanity was really thoughtful to us, and stated we’re likely to keep serving to you,” said home owner Anna Gomez.

But George passed away in August to to problems from COVID, and a dilemma arose.

“Because he passed absent, they missing the skill to use the grant due to the fact he was the veteran,” Gideon claims.

The kitchen however necessary reworking, and they experienced no air-conditioning or heating, and ended up using room heaters to continue to be heat.

“We’re still bundling up in warm clothing and blankets.,” explained son D’Artagnan Gomez.

“I thought almost everything was shed. I really don’t know what was likely to be subsequent. The assistance was going to be gone, that is what I considered,” Anna claims.

But Tyler-dependent businesses Trane, Coburns, and Coy Dodd stepped up to present components, pieces and set up for totally free.

And for the relatives, happiness that George’s assistance got one past thank you.

“My husband is continue to preserving us. We really feel he’s nonetheless safeguarding us somehow,” suggests Anna.

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has numerous grants to enable small-profits people, and individuals with disabilities with important property repairs for clientele in seven counties.

The Northeast Texas Habitat place of work in Longview companies clientele in three counties.

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