The Home Sweet Home Campaign was born from a genuine motivation, inspired by Tim and Nicole Little, who reside in Queen Creek AZ. Tim, an Army reservist, has served two tours in this war, touring in Iraq and Afghanistan. Like many soldiers returning home, he found himself unable to return to his pre-deployment job, due to his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
These injuries are the ones we cannot see, but are very real and are affecting thousands of our soldiers who have served in the Iraq war. For months Tim and his wife struggled, working their way through the VA system to get the appropriate help. It took over a year for Tim to be evaluated and rated for his disability. Enduring countless doctor’s visits and forms, this became a full time job without pay.
As a reservist, Tim was no longer receiving an income from the military and they had to rely on Nicole, who is a full time student at Arizona State University. Needless to say, they had to make some tough financial decisions on how to pay their monthly bills; they fell 4 months behind in their mortgage. Desperate to not lose their home, they looked for other avenues to help them get by. They found USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that provided them with a grant to cover their past due mortgage payments. Helping them to keep their home and focus on the future. Continue reading