Friday, August 4, 2017

Florida Disabled Vietnam Veteran and Family Need Help Now

Disabled veteran, family say movers ‘showed up' with no notice to evict them from St. Cloud home

WTFV 9 NEWS

A veteran’s advocate stopped by the home  and has put Malave, who is a Vietnam veteran with severe nerve damage, into a program to help find his family a new home.
ST. CLOUD, Fla. - For four years, Robert Malave says he has rented his home in St. Cloud without a problem.
That changed Thursday when movers and a realtor showed up, tore the locks off and started throwing his family’s belongings on the front lawn, Malave said.
“They savagely came in here, like we were being robbed, just throwing stuff,” Malave’s daughter Stephanie said.
The property had recently gone into foreclosure and the new owner was trying to evict the family without the 30-day notice required by Florida law, Malave said.
His wife rushed home from work when she heard what was happening and had to be taken to the hospital after she collapsed from the stress, Malave said.
“All I was thinking about was them, my daughters and my granddaughter, and now my wife is lying in the hospital,” he said, crying. “I don’t even know how she’s doing right now.”