Homeless veterans facing eviction from group home, Florida business challenging others to help

Ministry needs $180,000 to buy the home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- - The clock is ticking on several homeless veterans in Vero Beach, who will be kicked to the curb and out of the group home they have been staying in unless enough money is raised to buy the house.

Breath of Heaven Ministries, which runs the group home to help veterans, has until Thursday to raise $180,000 or they have to move out of the home.

After hearing about the situation, West Palm Beach tow truck company owner Kenneth Duvall, is pledging money and hopes other small businesses follow his lead.

"Veterans deserve it. They are why my small business is successful," said Kenneth Duvall, owner of Duvall Towing.

Pledging $1,000 to help, Duvall hopes others follow his lead and help pitch in to save the home before the owners sell it.

"There's a couple million people between Palm Beach County to Vero (Beach) and I figured if 1-in-10,000 of those people would give a thousand dollars, it would be $200,000 and it would be done," said Duvall.

Time is running out on the veterans who are counting on the home to get them back on their feet.

The owners allowed the ministry to operate the home rent free for four years. They want to sell the property now.

If the money is not raised by Thursday, the veterans living in the home will be back out on the streets.
"If you can even imagine what they've been through in overseas and serving, to give this little bit back to them is just, it's not enough but it's something we need to do," said Duvall.

If you'd like to make a donation click here or you can mail it to:

Breath of Heaven
P.O. Box 477
Vero Beach, FL 32961

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