100 volunteers in the Phoenix area just changed a Korean War vet’s day…maybe his life. Jordan Dancer (83) talked about his financial worries that weighed heavily on his mind.
“I had so much stress in my life because I just didn’t know what to do,” Dancer said. He added that “sometimes, I hated for the mail to arrive because it was just bills.”
The volunteers came through a nonprofit called “Rebuilding Together.” The organization gives free repairs to affordable homes for those in need. Jeremiah Churchill, the director of construction operations, said volunteers painted Dancer’s home and weeded his yard.
“He wants a light yellow and cobalt blue, so it’s definitely going to make it a little more lively,” Churchill said of Dancer’s house.
The Korean War vet told a news station that he couldn’t afford to use his air conditioner. “If I could double my income, I would still be below the poverty level.” Dancer uses evaporative coolers, which the volunteer group fixed.
Dancer said that he feels blessed by all of the volunteer’s work. “I’m just, I’m really thankful and there are lots and lots of good people.”