Chapter 757 of Brookings, OR stepped up to prevent a Vietnam veteran and his cat from going homeless after his home caught fire.
Air Force veteran Bob Prindle lost everything in a fire and was forced into temporary housing in places such as churches until Chapter 757 found a hotel where he could stay until he found permanent housing.
The search for housing in Brookings is generally complicated by low vacancy rates and high rents, and specifically for Prindle, a place that would allow his cat.
Because Prindle inquired about his Veterans Affairs benefits a year before the house fire and he had become a part of its system and paperwork, he was able to access housing much quicker than usual.
Chapter 757’s outreach program has spent over $60,000 since 2014, helping 74 veterans.