Home upkeep is an additional cost of living expense that can quickly add up. Home maintenance can be essential to a veteran’s quality of life, especially in Alaska during the harsh winter conditions. This was the case for Brian Fletcher, Army veteran, who turned to Alaska Warrior Partnership (AKWP) for support when his home conditions were not keeping the cold out during the Alaskan winter.
Brian is a post-9/11 veteran who was referred to AKWP by a family friend, who he was discussing his concerning living conditions with. His home was still not fully repaired from a December 2018 earthquake, leaving a significant draft. His doors also contained mold, which ate away at the structure, giving his family little insulation. These conditions were not only making their house uncomfortable but unsafe. After speaking with Brian and his wife Krista, AKWP Case Coordinator Jordan Rashea referred them to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to see if they could be of any support.
WWP connected the family with emergency resources for food and the application for Operation Homefront (OH), a program to ease the burden for military families in need. Brian and Krista’s application was approved, and in early March, Jordan checked in to see how they were doing. She was happy to learn that OH provided and installed new windows and doors.
“Thank you so much, Jordan, on the help for our family with our windows and doors. Operation Homefront was so very helpful and we are very grateful for the warmth the new windows and doors have given us.” – Brian Fletcher
We are proud to support veterans like Brian, and empower them with the resources they need to live a more comfortable and safe life. Alaska is stronger when our veterans are stronger. Connect with AKWP to learn more about how you can give back to the Alaskan veteran community by visiting our website and completing an online form: http://alaskawarriorpartnership.org/