Spokane helps stranded veteran get back to Ohio home

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by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—A Spokane organization, aimed toward helping homeless veterans, assisted a stranded family get across the country on Saturday.   
 
The family of three were on their way to Cincinnati, Ohio thanks to the Guardian Foundation.

The family was stranded in mid-December after their car broke down traveling over Lookout Pass.

Tommy Lynn, his wife and their 3-year-old daughter were making their way from Sequim, Washington to Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
They are moving there to see Lynn’s mother before a risky heart surgery. The mother has not had a chance to meet her granddaughter.
 
When the family’s car broke down on Sunday, the Guardian Foundation stepped in to help.
 
The organization paid for the family’s bus ticket, a place to stay while they were traveling and even gave them money for food before sending them on a bus Saturday morning.
 
“Not all agencies can respond immediately and sometimes families need what they need right now,” said a volunteer for the Guardian Foundation, Mike Lucy.
  
Organizers said more and more people need assistance every year.  Volunteers are working on opening a home in Spokane specifically for veterans and their families.
 
The Lynn’s said they will be arriving in Ohio on Monday.
 

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