After serving as a Seabee in the Navy for 8 years, Patrick worked a variety of jobs before retiring in 2012. He suffered from an aneurism and almost lost his life in 2017. After this event, Connie, his wife, took on the care of her husband.
Patrick and Connie moved into their 1950’s home more than 21 years ago. Over the years, their home has slowly deteriorated and gotten worse. They had recently been notified by their long-time insurance company that their insurance would be canceled unless they repaired their roof and part of their siding.
Patrick and Connie began looking for help. They saw a news story of Habitat for Humanity helping another Springfield veteran earlier in the year. Connie was hesitant to call at first, but Patrick told her, “the worst they can say is no.”
A few days later, Patrick called Habitat for Humanity to see if they would meet the requirements of the home repair programs. They applied and were accepted.
Thanks to the help of Habitat for Humanity, the Roof Deployment Project through Owen’s Corning, and Dale’s Roofing, Patrick and Connie have a brand new roof over their head at no cost. They are grateful to receive the help saying, “It’s outstanding. If they weren’t helping us, the house would fall apart.”
Patrick and Connie received additional home repairs through the Homeowner Emergency Loan Program (HELP) by the City of Springfield, and Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. Akers Home Improvement completed the repairs.