Update (4/11/21): A new mobile home is purchased for Steve (a two bedroom, two bathroom home). The old mobile home is demolished and a concrete/block foundation is being constructed as of this writing. A sincere thank you to all the individuals and organzations assisting with this project through their donations of both labor and revenues. Steve should be in his new home by the end of April. Any donations received going forward will be given as a gift to Steve to help him offset his living expenses.
Update: Only $7,000 additional funding needed!
Thank you for your donations to this fundraising campaign to purchase a new mobile home for disabled veteran Steve Edens. The campaign to raise funding continues through your generous donations to this GoFundme site and from donations from local veteran and charitable organizations. We still need additional funding and hope to have a new mobile home for Steve early next year.
Steve Edens served our country honorably for 9 years in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army during the 1970's and 1980's. Today, Steve is a 59 year old severely disabled Veteran residing in Arcadia, Indiana. Steve is unable to work because of his disabilities and receives about $500/month income. Steve desperately needs a new mobile home and members of the Cicero American Legion Post 341 respectfully request donations from veterans and concerned citizens to enable us to purchase Steve a new home.
His current mobile home has multiple leaks in the roof that allow water through the living room ceiling every time it rains. When members of American Legion Post 341 were made aware of Steve's situation and visited his home, they observed multiple large buckets in the living room collecting rain water and the ceiling was concaved from water damage and supported by several jack-posts. The subfloor also has significant water damage because these leaks have been occurring for several years. In addition, much of the furniture will need to be replaced and a handicap ramp constructed to allow Steve access.
Generous donations from concerned Americans are necessary to make this possible. The plan is to demolish the current mobile home, through the service of volunteers, when the new home is available.
All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the donations will go to meet Steve's needs. Thank you for your donation!