We all love when our men and women in uniform get to come back home after active tours of duty. Sadly, not all of them have the luxury of an easy transition. Many come home to more struggles.
United States Army Sergeant Derrick Broussard is no stranger to battle. But when he returned home, he found himself facing a very different fight. Luckily, the Volunteers of America came to help.
The Volunteers of America, as stated on their official website, “is a national, faith-based human services organization that helps some of the most vulnerable men, women and children.”
Derrick is a seven-year veteran of the Army. He deployed multiple times to the Middle East, but when he came home, things took a turn for the worse.
“It’s been a struggle coming back to California and trying to get ourselves situated,” Derrick said.
The 35-year-old, his wife, and two kids eventually found themselves homeless.
Without a car, Derrick resorted to biking two hours to mechanic school, where he tried to learn the craft to better himself and his family.
That’s when the Volunteers of America came to his aid.
“We helped him find permanent housing for him and his family, and we also helped him get to school, and to help his wife find employment,” said Kia Phillips with Volunteers of American Veterans Services.
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