Truck to help homeless veterans needs to be replaced

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Many homeless veterans throughout the region rely on a truck to help them get back on their feet. But the truck is broken and sitting outside of the Veterans Thrift Store, in York.

Vietnam veteran, Sandy Walker, is the director of the thrift store. He says, “The transmission is out of the truck and they want $5,000 to repair it and we would rather have another truck.”

Walker says without a functioning truck, veterans around the region are unable to receive free deliveries of discounted home goods.

Walker says, “There’s a major difference in the way we were treated when we came home, and I don’t want any other veteran to feel that we don’t care.”

Vietnam vet, Samual Schmuck, has experienced homelessness. He says, “It’s not a good thing. I worked all my life and 2008 the economy went down and my employment benefits ran out and there wasn’t much for me to do.”

So he reached out to the Veterans Thrift Store, and then he got back on his feet again.

Schmuck says, “That helped me out greatly, and I really appreciate that.”

The store delivered him a bed and microwave oven in the truck. Now he’s hoping others can experience its benefits.

He says, “They have to get that up and running because people in need like me, they have to get the stuff around and get it to the people who really need it.”

If you would like to help get the deliveries up and running again, contact the Veterans Thrift Store:

450 Manor St, York, PA 17401
(717) 846-6035


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