WELCOME HOME RIBBON CUTTING PLANNED FOR VIETNAM VETERAN’S HOME IN PAWLING

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WELCOME HOME RIBBON CUTTING PLANNED FOR VIETNAM VETERAN’S HOME IN PAWLING

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/08/2014 – Mission complete: Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) and Purple Heart Homes will host a “welcome home” ribbon cutting ceremony for Private Dan Flanigan’s completely renovated home in Pawling, NY on Saturday, October 18th at 11:00AM. The ceremony will kickoff with a parade that will march from the Pawling IGA supermarket to Dan Flanigan’s home located on 19 Spring Street in Pawling, NY.

While serving in the Mekong Delta in 1969, Private Dan Flanigan suffered multiple wounds, including head injuries, when an enemy grenade exploded next to him during an ambush. Dan is a 100% service-connected disabled Vietnam Veteran.

Dan Flanigan inherited his parent’s home in Pawling, NY in 1999. Dan like many Vietnam service-connected disabled veterans lives on a fixed income. The home he lives in is 100 years old and was in dire need of repairs before Senator Greg Ball and Purple Heart Homes started renovations.

Dan was selected for a complete home re-modeling after a thorough vetting process by Purple Heart Homes, a non-profit based in Statesville, NC that provides housing solutions for disabled veterans.

Dan’s home was in disrepair for at least the last 30 years. The first step was to remove the front and rear porch, the next step was to build new bathroom with a shower that Dan previously never had. All the hardwood floors on the first floor were removed and replaced and new carpets were installed throughout the entire house. All of the windows and doors were replaced throughout the residence and the kitchen was removed and replaced with brand new cabinets, appliances and ceramic tile. A new roof was installed and the whole house was power washed and re-painted. To make the home more efficient, cellular insulation was blown into the attic area and the masonry chimney was removed and a new power vent was installed.

What: Welcome Home Purple Heart Homes Ribbon Cutting For Dan Flanigan

When: Saturday, October 18th at 11:00 AM

Where: Dan Flanigan’s Home: 19 Spring Street, Pawling, NY 12564

 

For more information contact Joe Bachmeier at jbachmei@nysenate.gov

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About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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