Homeless Veteran Village Gets A Name And Location

WICHITA FALLS, TX - North Texas Veteran Relief Fund officials are working hard to help those who sacrificed so much while serving our country.
 
The future village will bear the name "Base Camp Lindsey", named partly after the slave turned Indian fighter, Felix L. Lindsey. Lindsey fought for the 10th U.S. Calvary in the S.S. Army and died a hero in 1939 at the age of 92. 
 
His bravery will be used to provide refuge for veterans who have no place to call home.
 
According to the North Texas Veteran Relief Fund, about 75 veterans in Wichita County, have no place to call home,  and in addition to the hardships they saw in service, there are many life circumstances that put them on the streets.
 
Veteran Casey McCain and his wife Paula McCain said, "People went in and vandalized took all the copper, took everything I owned, hot water heaters, busted holes in the wall, all my copper, everything."
 
They say for the past few months they've called this place home and feel fortunate for that, but there are many others who are not so lucky, that's why The North Texas Veteran Relief Fund is starting Base Camp Lindsey.
 
Chris De La Garza, North Texas Veteran Relief Fund Chairperson said, "Realistically, we're probably looking at beginning building in June of next year because there's so much paperwork that has to go into the forefront. We're still looking at surveying and platting, planning for infrastructure and fund raising." 
 
She added that Base Camp Lindsey will cost between 500 and 700 thousand dollars and it will be worth every cent, to know people like the McCains have a safe place to call home.
 
"I think it's wonderful, it's god sent and I thank him every day," the McCains said.
 
The almost 3-acre lot behind me was actually given to them by a very generous donor for just 10 dollars.
 
De La Garza also said they are also reaching out to the community, so if you want to help them make a village happen here simply click on this link https://www.Ntvrf.Com/donations-and-giving.

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