We found Victor homeless down in Skid Row begging for food in the rain.
He had lost his job 4 months ago and couldn’t afford to pay his rent. He was then kicked out of his apartment along side his dog.
After finding out that his girlfriend had repeatedly cheated on Victor, he wanted to get revenge. He posted images of his ex all over the internet.
When his work found out, he was promptly fired. There was nothing he could do to make them rethink their decision.
When we found Victor, he had lost 20 pounds already since he lost his job. He had little belongings because being homeless meant that other people on the street stole much of what was worth anything.
It was thanks to a soup kitchen that he was able to eat on most days.
Our team set up a new apartment on the far side of town for Victor, so that we can first of all, take him off the streets. That was the most important goal for us.
Then we helped get him a new set of clothes so that he can go out and apply for new jobs.
With this intervention, Victor found his confidence again for life and looks forward to getting a job again to keep his apartment.
Victor tells us that he’s become a lot more commitment-phobic ever since the incidents with his ex-girlfriend. But he is open to a relationship with someone with common interests.
Victor is just one of the nearly 2,000 homeowners that we Rebuilding Together have helped transform their lives through Heroes at Home. Since 2007, we have partnered to make veterans and their families’ homes safe and healthy. More than 40,000 volunteers have donated nearly 320,000 hours on projects, and our supporters have raised nearly $19 million though online and in-store donations. Our veterans have sacrificed for their country and their families.
We are honored to be able to serve those who have served us, both at home and around the world.