I try not to get controversial on here. But today I can't help it.
Homes For Our Troops is an organization close to my heart because of the awesome blessing they bestowed on my cousin's family. Disabled veterans need adaptable homes so they can live, really live their lives to the best of their abilities. And yet, some people care more about themselves than the veterans who sacrificed so much for our freedoms.
SFC Sean Gittens was suppose to have his Build Brigade this Friday in Knob Hill Subdivision in Evans, Georgia. He was finally going to have a home where he could really live. But the snobs in Knob Hill decided they didn't want him.
At the last minute, the Board of Directors of the Property Owners Association decided the home HFOT wanted to build wasn't good enough for their subdivision. They wanted it bigger. And more than one story. They wanted a specially-adapted home for someone in a wheel chair to be more than one story. Obviously, they are idiots.
Even after HFOT met the Board's demands to modify the house to their subdivision requirements and they initially approved the build, they revoked their permission. Because apparently this specially-adapted home for a veteran could decrease property value in the rest of the subdivision.
I really don't have a better word for them than idiots. Maybe un-American. That's a good word for them too.
You can read the article here. And please, "like" their subdivision on Facebook long enough to tell them exactly how you feel about this matter. If you feel strongly enough, make sure to email the President of the Board at Rick.Trump@Comcast.net.
We need to send a message that such treatment of our veterans is never, ever acceptable. The "bottom dollar" should never be the biggest priority. Ever.
EDIT: The Facebook page is now deleted. The local news station got wind of the atrocity, and apparently they didn't like all the negativity. Try being grateful Americans, and maybe people wouldn't respond with such outrage!