Wounded Warriors get helping hand from Extreme Team
SPOKANE, Wash. — KXLY 4’s latest Extreme Team project was all about helping the members of Spokane’s chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project this week. These men have served our country so it was a pleasure to serve them.
The Extreme Team project started on Tuesday at the home of retired Colonel Darel Maxfield. There was a lot of clean up to do, and other Wounded Warriors came in to help with maintenance issues that Darel wasn’t physically capable of doing.
On Wednesday, the Extreme Team went to Ian Anderson’s home. Rain gutters at the Anderson home needed replacing after being partially ripped off this winter. Then, the front and back doors of the house needed to be replaced after someone tried to break in. Also, the Extreme Team updated the paint in the kitchen.
On Thursday the Extreme Team was at Michael Carroll’s home. Zerorez helped a ton with the project, not only getting all of the duct work cleaned all the way down to the furnace, but also cleaning all of Michael’s carpeting as well. Also, guys from Fireplace Center came in and rebuilt Michael’s fireplace, making it so the fan was actually quiet. Before, the fan was so loud it was a PTSD trigger for Michael.
Spokane’s Wounded Warrior Project was one of five pilot programs in the US. Spokane’s group also has more members than any other chapter. Now, because of the success here in Spokane, some 64 other groups across the nation flourish.
The Wounded Warrior Project meets every Wednesday at the West Central Community Center and they always meet over a meal. When they have dinner together they’re able to share stories and talk about upcoming projects. It’s a central part of why this Wounded Warrior Project works so well.