Sunday, February 18, 2018

Shepherd of the Gulf, HUD and the VA help veteran say "I'm home."

Army vet moves into apartment after 5 years of living homeless
WLOX ABC News
By Desirae Duncan
Saturday, February 17th 2018

BILOXI, MS (WLOX)
Sometimes getting used to a new place takes some time.

"What's it like? Come back in six months, and you'll see a bigger grin on my face," said Clint Saucier.

It takes even more time when it’s the first time you've had somewhere to call home in more than five years.

"Now I can start buying food, and keep it, and not worry about raccoons eating it," Saucier laughed. "That's a story within itself."

Saucier is an army vet, and since 2012, the woods were his home. But, that changed on Monday.

"It's been a struggle, but we're here now."

Through HUD and the VA, he was able to land a place to live in Biloxi. Now he has running water, neighbors, and a bed to call his own.

"You might call me lazy. That part is true, but I'm reacclimating to my bed. But it’s going to be mine, it’s going to be mine," he said.

On Saturday, he got more furniture to claim.

Founder of Shepherd of the Gulf Linda Favre made the special delivery. She dedicated her life to helping the homeless. It's a mission she makes sure to see all the way through.
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