Midstate organization gives veteran a new roof

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It’s not every day you find a man like Donald Althouse. 

“The army basically said you’re too old you can’t do anything else, when I hit 64,” said Althouse.

Serving his country, even after his third helicopter crash, he’d still go back if he could. 

“Its always in the back of my mind, because truthfully, I’ve never enjoyed myself as much as when I was flying I could still fly a majority of the time, id do it,” said Althouse. 

He’s exactly who the organization Roots for Boots was looking for. 

“Its kinda funny with roots or boots because we get somebody who wants to help and then somebody just falls from the sky,” said Christy Lucas, the CEO of Roots for Boots. 

Donald’s roof desperately needed fixing. He didn’t have the resources, and almost gave up hope. 

“A lot of times when we help veterans, it’s dire,” said Lucas. 

Her team did the job in a day, free of charge. It’s their way of saying thanks. 

“I didn’t serve but I feel like, through roots and boots I give people like me, and opportunity to serve our country,” said Lucas. 

To a man who always gave. 

“I was just glad I mean, I needed the help, its here to help me, and I’m very thankful for it,” said Althouse.  

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