U.S. #Army #veteran Teresa Birge lost her #Oklahoma home of 40 years and everyth…

U.S. #Army #veteran Teresa Birge lost her #Oklahoma home of 40 years and everything she owned inside ten days before #Christmas due to a fire.

“It was just like everything you ever had was gone in just a few hours,” Birge told KJRH.

As an Army veteran, Birge never felt hopeless until the fire consumed her home.

“I was about to give up on everything, a month ago, I didn’t know what I was gonna [do],” she said.

But things changed for the better when fellow veteran Robert Lint, who was working on a project for homeless veterans, heard of her plight.

Lint said he knew of a gentleman who had two trailers that could be used for veterans at no cost.

He reached out to Birge, and within ten days, Birge had a fully-furnished two-bedroom mobile home.

Birge said that although her replacement home will never replace her old home, she is grateful for having a place to live.

“It’s amazing, and it is heartfelt, and you feel it, yeah, I feel it,” Birge said.

Birge is not the only U.S. veteran to lose a home to a fire and receive support from the community.

A U.S. Army veteran and his family from Kentucky lost their home to a fire in December 2020, but the Louisville Veterans’ Club offered their support in their time of need, WDRB reported.

And in March 2020, a veteran lost everything in a fire, including his late mother’s ashes. Friends, neighbors, and city council members stepped in to donate clothes and shoes, WJBK reported. #binspirednews



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