Veterans Helping Veterans After Facebook Post Asking for Electrical Work

Credit: WXMI
Published 3 days ago - Duration: 02:17s

Veterans Helping Veterans After Facebook Post Asking for Electrical Work

A Vietnam War veteran got a big surprise over the weekend after posting on Facebook asking for help.

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Veterans Helping Veterans After Facebook Post Asking for Electrical Work

6:01:19 "the power goes out6:01:19 "the power goes outquite a fewquite a fewquite a fewtimes... 6-7 times a year." FORtimes... 6-7 times a year." FORtimes... 6-7 times a year." FORMOST OF US, AN OUTAGE IS ANMOST OF US, AN OUTAGE IS ANINCONVENIENCE... BUT FOR GEORGEINCONVENIENCE... BUT FOR GEORGETHOMAS, ITS A MATTER OFINCONVENIENCE... BUT FOR GEORGETHOMAS, ITS A MATTER OFSURVIVAL.THOMAS, ITS A MATTER OFSURVIVAL.SURVIVAL.6:02:38 "i realized if Im in6:02:38 "i realized if Im inthe back room6:02:38 "i realized if Im inthe back roomlaying down and the power goesthe back roomlaying down and the power goesthe back roomlaying down and the power goesout, i can'tlaying down and the power goesout, i can'tout, i can'tget around like i used to."get around like i used to."GEORGE WAS DIAGNOSED WITHGEORGE WAS DIAGNOSED WITHGEORGE WAS DIAGNOSED WITHTHROAT CANCER IN 2009... BUTTHROAT CANCER IN 2009... BUTTHROAT CANCER IN 2009... BUTJUSTJUSTABOUT A MONTH AGO... 6:02:35ABOUT A MONTH AGO... 6:02:35"now i gotta run this feedingABOUT A MONTH AGO... 6:02:35"now i gotta run this feedingtube"now i gotta run this feedingtube"now i gotta run this feedingtubefor 12 hours a day." HE HAS Atubefor 12 hours a day." HE HAS Afor 12 hours a day." HE HAS Afor 12 hours a day." HE HAS AGENERATOR... BUT IT DOESNT WORKfor 12 hours a day." HE HAS AGENERATOR... BUT IT DOESNT WORKWHERE HE REALLY NEEDS IT...GENERATOR... BUT IT DOESNT WORKWHERE HE REALLY NEEDS IT...GENERATOR... BUT IT DOESNT WORKWHERE HE REALLY NEEDS IT...LOOKING TO CHANGE THAT,WHERE HE REALLY NEEDS IT...LOOKING TO CHANGE THAT,LOOKING TO CHANGE THAT,GEORGE TURNED TO FACEBOOK.GEORGE TURNED TO FACEBOOK.6:14:46" woke up, it was likeGEORGE TURNED TO FACEBOOK.6:14:46" woke up, it was like3:30 in theGEORGE TURNED TO FACEBOOK.6:14:46" woke up, it was like3:30 in themorning and i seen someone ask6:14:46" woke up, it was like3:30 in themorning and i seen someone ask6:14:46" woke up, it was like3:30 in themorning and i seen someone askfor an3:30 in themorning and i seen someone askfor anmorning and i seen someone askfor anfor anelectrician." THATS MATTSCHNEIDER... HE STARTED MSCHNEIDER... HE STARTED MSCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FOURSCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FOURYEARS AGO AFTER RETURNING HOMEYEARS AGO AFTER RETURNING HOMEFROM AFGHANISTAN.YEARS AGO AFTER RETURNING HOMEFROM AFGHANISTAN.6:15:18 "it wasnt a matter ofFROM AFGHANISTAN.6:15:18 "it wasnt a matter of6:15:18 "it wasnt a matter of6:15:18 "it wasnt a matter ofwhat i could do to help or if iwhat i could do to help or if iwhat i could do to help or if icould help, it was definitely acould help, it was definitely acould help, it was definitely ano brainer." WITH THE HARD PARTno brainer." WITH THE HARD PARTno brainer." WITH THE HARD PARTALREADY OUT OF THE WAY, MATTALREADY OUT OF THE WAY, MATTIS GOING THROUGH GEORGES ENTIREIS GOING THROUGH GEORGES ENTIREHOUSE.... 6:21:53 "these counterHOUSE.... 6:21:53 "these countertop outlets all need to be gfitop outlets all need to be gfiprotected." ...MAKING SURE HEtop outlets all need to be gfiprotected." ...MAKING SURE HENOT ONLY HAS POWER, BUT IS SAFEprotected." ...MAKING SURE HENOT ONLY HAS POWER, BUT IS SAFEprotected." ...MAKING SURE HENOT ONLY HAS POWER, BUT IS SAFETOO.

6:04:29 "i am totally inNOT ONLY HAS POWER, BUT IS SAFETOO.

6:04:29 "i am totally inNOT ONLY HAS POWER, BUT IS SAFETOO.

6:04:29 "i am totally inshock... overjoyed." BUTTEDTOO.

6:04:29 "i am totally inshock... overjoyed." BUTTEDTOO.

6:04:29 "i am totally inshock... overjoyed." BUTTEDTO 6:04:36 "i wanna hugshock... overjoyed." BUTTEDTO 6:04:36 "i wanna hugshock... overjoyed." BUTTEDTO 6:04:36 "i wanna hugthis young man." MATT DONATESTO 6:04:36 "i wanna hugthis young man." MATT DONATESthis young man." MATT DONATESthis young man." MATT DONATESOFTEN TO LOCAL VETERANS.... BUTOFTEN TO LOCAL VETERANS.... BUTSAYS HE HAS A SOFT SPOT FOROFTEN TO LOCAL VETERANS.... BUTSAYS HE HAS A SOFT SPOT FORTHOSE WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM.SAYS HE HAS A SOFT SPOT FORTHOSE WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM.SAYS HE HAS A SOFT SPOT FORTHOSE WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM.6:16:47 "war is a very uglyTHOSE WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM.6:16:47 "war is a very uglyTHOSE WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM.6:16:47 "war is a very uglything, so i cant even imagine6:16:47 "war is a very uglything, so i cant even imaginething, so i cant even imaginething, so i cant even imaginecoming back without the supportthing, so i cant even imaginecoming back without the supportsystem that icoming back without the supportsystem that icoming back without the supportsystem that ihad cries sorry" BUTTEDcoming back without the supportsystem that ihad cries sorry" BUTTEDTOsystem that ihad cries sorry" BUTTEDTOhad cries sorry" BUTTEDTOhad cries sorry" BUTTEDTO6:17:03 "it's such a small taskhad cries sorry" BUTTEDTO6:17:03 "it's such a small taskand to haveTO6:17:03 "it's such a small taskand to have6:17:03 "it's such a small taskand to have6:17:03 "it's such a small taskand to haveother people go 'oh we're too6:17:03 "it's such a small taskand to haveother people go 'oh we're toobusy, weand to haveother people go 'oh we're toobusy, weother people go 'oh we're toobusy, weother people go 'oh we're toobusy, wecan't do it' to me that's justother people go 'oh we're toobusy, wecan't do it' to me that's justunacceptable."busy, wecan't do it' to me that's justunacceptable."can't do it' to me that's justunacceptable."can't do it' to me that's justunacceptable."can't do it' to me that's justunacceptable."can't do it' to me that's justunacceptable." ANOTHERcan't do it' to me that's justunacceptable." ANOTHERunacceptable." ANOTHERVETERAN.... DOUG CAMPBELL FELTVETERAN.... DOUG CAMPBELL FELTTHE SAME WAY AFTERTHE SAME WAY AFTERTHE SAME WAY AFTERSEEING GEORGES POST.... 6:20:47SEEING GEORGES POST.... 6:20:47nat - doug and matt 'he cantSEEING GEORGES POST.... 6:20:47nat - doug and matt 'he cantseeSEEING GEORGES POST.... 6:20:47nat - doug and matt 'he cantseeanything in there, so that wasnat - doug and matt 'he cantseeanything in there, so that wasnat - doug and matt 'he cantseeanything in there, so that waslike his hugeseeanything in there, so that waslike his hugeanything in there, so that waslike his hugelike his hugelike his hugeconcern." NOT KNOWING HOW MUCHconcern." NOT KNOWING HOW MUCHconcern." NOT KNOWING HOW MUCHTHE GENERATOR PROJECT WOULDconcern." NOT KNOWING HOW MUCHTHE GENERATOR PROJECT WOULDCOST, DOUGTHE GENERATOR PROJECT WOULDCOST, DOUGTHE GENERATOR PROJECT WOULDCOST, DOUGSTARTED A GOFUND ME .... BUTCOST, DOUGSTARTED A GOFUND ME .... BUTCOST, DOUGSTARTED A GOFUND ME .... BUTSINCE MATT DONATED HIS TIME,STARTED A GOFUND ME .... BUTSINCE MATT DONATED HIS TIME,STARTED A GOFUND ME .... BUTSINCE MATT DONATED HIS TIME,HES ABLESINCE MATT DONATED HIS TIME,HES ABLEHES ABLEHES ABLEWAS TO GIVE GEORGE A CHECK FORWAS TO GIVE GEORGE A CHECK FORWAS TO GIVE GEORGE A CHECK FORTWO THOUSANDTWO THOUSANDDOLLARS.

6:25:24 "hugging...DOLLARS.

6:25:24 "hugging...it's the least we could doDOLLARS.

6:25:24 "hugging...it's the least we could dobuddy, the least weit's the least we could dobuddy, the least webuddy, the least webuddy, the least wecould do... you're getting thecould do... you're getting thecould do... you're getting thehelp youhelp youneed and that's what matters...need and that's what matters...dont makedont makeme cry" THESE THREE ONCEme cry" THESE THREE ONCESTRANGERS NOW BROUGHT CLOSERSTRANGERS NOW BROUGHT CLOSERSTRANGERS NOW BROUGHT CLOSERTOGETHER, BY THEIR SERVICE...TOGETHER, BY THEIR SERVICE...TOGETHER, BY THEIR SERVICE...AND A SIMPLE REQUEST FOR HELP.TOGETHER, BY THEIR SERVICE...AND A SIMPLE REQUEST FOR HELP.6:18:23 "its the littleAND A SIMPLE REQUEST FOR HELP.6:18:23 "its the littleAND A SIMPLE REQUEST FOR HELP.6:18:23 "its the littlethings that can mean so much to6:18:23 "its the littlethings that can mean so much to6:18:23 "its the littlethings that can mean so much topeople." BUTTED TO 6:04:48things that can mean so much topeople." BUTTED TO 6:04:48things that can mean so much topeople." BUTTED TO 6:04:48"we'repeople." BUTTED TO 6:04:48"we'repeople." BUTTED TO 6:04:48"we'rebrothers and sisters, we lovepeople." BUTTED TO 6:04:48"we'rebrothers and sisters, we loveeach other"we'rebrothers and sisters, we loveeach otherbrothers and sisters, we loveeach othereach otherand take care of each other.and take care of each other.veterans helpveterans helpveterans helpveterans." ANNIE SZATKOWSKI FOXveterans." ANNIE SZATKOWSKI FOXveterans." ANNIE SZATKOWSKI FOX17 NEWS.17 NEWS.17 NEWS.MORE TO COME IN OUR NEXT HALFMORE TO COME IN OUR NEXT HALF

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