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Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association helps homeless Army Veteran move into new housing

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association answered in force to help an Army Veteran to move into HUD housing in Erlanger.

Billy Siekman, Tom Ranft, Dennis Glover, Gordon Pettigrew with son Mukwa Pettigrew. Kneeling Michael King and Scott Brooks.

Michael King, who served with the U.S. Army, fell on hard times, became homeless and was secretly sleeping at his job site until finally, his HUD ticket was approved and an apartment became available for him. 

King heard about the CVMA while at a food pantry and knew he couldn’t make this move on his own.

With one call, the CVMA jumped into action.

Comprised of Combat Veterans from Vietnam to present day, they pulled together to pay his overdue storage fee where all of his personal possessions were kept and in jeopardy of being auctioned, then started helping him to look for a better job. They used four trucks to make the move.

“Mr. King was overwhelmed with the quick response and the number of veterans that pulled together on short notice to move him into his new living quarters, as well as our efforts to help him find a new job,” said Dennis Glover, CVMA commander.

Visit www.cvma1-5.weebly.com or call (971) 754-1048  for more information.

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