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City Veterans Office Partners with Austin Police Explorers and Home Depot to Surprise WWII Veteran

Mayor Steve Adler, City of AustinThe City’s Veterans Services Office, community volunteers, local businesses and Honor Fight Austin team up this weekend to surprise 95-year-old World War II Veteran Bob Goosley with home improvements and an Honor Flight to Washington DC.

The Community outreach project provides a unique opportunity for the local community and businesses to give back to someone who proudly served our country during WWII. Work to be performed at the house includes landscaping and sprucing up the exterior of house with a new paint job.

Approximately 60 community volunteers from the City of Austin Veterans Services Office, the Austin Police Department’s Explorers Program, Home Depot and Honor Flight Austin will gather early Friday morning to begin the work.

The APD’s Explorers program is made up of youth ages 14 through 20 who are interested in law enforcement career opportunities. This project allows young Explorers to receive required training for the program as well as an opportunity to provide a much needed community service to honor Goosley.

In addition to the home improvements, Honor Flight Austin will be surprising Goosley with an upcoming trip to see the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.

The following local businesses are supporting the event which would not be possible without their generous donations:

Home Depot
Austin Wood Recyclers
Blue-Chem Portable Toilets
IESI Landfill
Cabo Bobs Restaurant
Waste Management
Papa Johns

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