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Flower Mound lends a hand to local veteran

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Volunteers from Keep Flower Mound Beautiful (KFMB), Heritage Health Solutions and the Church of Latter Day Saints made repairs to a disabled veteran’s home on Pin Oak Drive on Friday as part of KFMB’s new Lend a Hand initiative.

The resident was selected as one of the first candidates for the KFMB Lend a Hand initiative, which helps Flower Mound homeowners who are unable to repair their home due to age, illness, or loss of income.

In an effort to provide assistance for community members in need, Flower Mound-based Heritage Health Solutions, which is owned by a disabled veteran, presented a check to the homeowner and his family during the March 18 Town Council meeting to cover the cost of necessary repairs that will ultimately allow him to keep his home.

Heritage Health Solutions also presented a second $5,000 check to KFMB for future Lend a Hand projects.

“The Lend a Hand program is exciting for many reasons – the opportunity to help somebody, to see our local businesses get involved in the community, and to witness neighbors helping neighbors,” said Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden. “This is the first step of a broader project and I hope more Flower Mound businesses and residents want to get involved to help keep our community one of the best places to live.”

Because of Heritage Health Solution’s donation designated for disabled veterans, KFMB will be able to continue the Lend a Hand initiative and is working with the Town of Flower Mound Code Enforcement division to identify areas that could use the organization’s assistance.

“The Lend a Hand program is all about bringing the community together to help our neighbors,” said Marilyn Lawson, KFMB President. “We are extremely grateful for Heritage Health Solutions’ donation and hope additional partners step forward so KFMB can continue this invaluable program for many years to come.”

KFMB is looking for businesses and volunteers who would like to participate in the Lend a Hand program. The project will include at least one weekend project per year where hundreds of volunteers focus on a specific neighborhood to complete outdoor projects that include fence, siding, and wood rot repairs; painting; and landscape maintenance. This year’s community-wide project is scheduled for May 11.

In addition, KFMB will provide assistance to specific homeowners who meet the qualifications and are in need of assistance. If you are interested in volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, please contact KFMB at 469.828.9074 or at events@kfmb.org.

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