There was a packed house at the Northridge Restaurant in Nevada City Monday night as lots of supporters came out for 50 year old Dale Thomas, a quadriplegic veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who’s San Juan Ridge home needs extensive repairs to accommodate his disabilility. Fred Buhler with Friends of Nevada County Military says a small project grew into a major home renovation after it was learned that Dale Thomas couldn’t get his mail, because his driveway was in disrepair.
click to hear Fred Buhler
John Bynes the Commandant of the Marine Corps League has lead the renovation effort and says volunteers have been able to make improvements to the bedroom and bathroom areas and flooring in the house, but there is still a lot of work to be done. The community and local businesses are coming through with donations.
click to hear John Bynes
Bynes says he did just get some good news, Home Depot has accepted their application for a Service Grant to help wounded veterans.
The Gold Country Marine Corps League Detachment #885 has set up an account for contributions for this service project.
Make payable to: Marine Corps league #885 c/o Dale Thomas
Mail to: Marine Corps League #885, 578 Sutton Way, PMB 375, Grass Valley, CA 95945