By Sharon Chin

Click here for updates on this story

SAN CARLOS, California (KPIX) — A San Mateo man has helped hundreds of formerly homeless military veterans turn their new apartments into comfortable homes.

Vietnam veteran Roger Yarborough lived in a tent for five years until he moved into his own apartment at Mercy Housing’s Veterans Village in Colma. That day, John Helin gave him a TV, loveseat, and more.

“That was one of the nicest things that happened to me in my entire life,” Yarborough said.

Over the past four years, Helin has provided free, gently-used furniture for more than 500 military veterans who used to be homeless. He runs his own moving company, and he fills 16,000 square feet of donated space in a San Carlos warehouse with furniture people have donated.

Continue reading here…

Notice: The link provided above connects readers to the full content of the posted document. The URL (internet address) for this link is valid on the posted date; AmacFoundation.org cannot guarantee the duration of the link’s validity. Also, the opinions expressed in these postings are the viewpoints of the original source and are not explicitly endorsed by AMAC, Inc. or the AMAC Foundation, Inc. Providing linkage to external websites does not constitute endorsement of products or services advertised thereon.