Veteran Gets Help Moving Decades of Memories From Foreclosed Home
Dozens of friends and strangers helped the Gunn family move and store motorcycles, furniture, photos and more under a strict eviction deadline.
By Lolita Lopez and Samantha Tata
Friday, Dec 28, 2012
The Gunn family was evicted from their Perris home the day after Christmas, and had one hour on Friday to gather 42 years’ worth of personal belongings.
Tina Gunn – whose veteran husband, Justin, inherited the home from his parents – told her friend Laura Herzog about the looming eviction deadline, unaware that she would mobilize a group to help them gather up four decades of memories.
"I went to Facebook," Herzog said. "I called the Marines Corps. Those guys are amazing."
The founder of the non-profit organization, Honoring Our Fallen, felt compelled to lend a hand to a man who gave five years to the Army and another two decades to the National Guard.
"The fact that we are able to help them take all of their belongings so at least they have that, I can rest my head on a pillow tonight knowing that we did something good," Herzog said.
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