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Post Falls community comes together to support veterans

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The story of two veterans being forced to leave their homes has captured the hearts of many in the Post Falls community. The story of two veterans being forced to leave their homes has captured the hearts of many in the Post Falls community.
POST FALLS, Idaho -

The story of two veterans being forced to leave their homes has captured the hearts of many in the Post Falls community.

Both men received a letter saying they had to leave their home in River City Village Park within 90 days, and didn’t get an explanation. The community came together to hold a benefit for them, but the veterans are now saying this is more about the community.

Bill Davis and his wife, Lexey, are helping out at that benefit.

“We don't want to move. We want to stay there. We love it there. It just was out of the blue,” Lexey says.

But they say they’ve had loads of support, and now, they may have a resolution.

“If this all works out fine, that's awesome. And like I said the money will go to veterans in this community,” says his wife.

They're planning on putting the proceeds to local veterans organizations like Guardians of the Children and Newby Ginnings so they can help others.

One thing that they've been impressed with is the community support.

“They got me aside and said we're going to help you and we're going to do a benefit and I said no that's, I was just overwhelmed,” Bill says.

Seeing their friends come together can even soften this veteran.

“I'll try not to turn into a mushball,” he says with a smile.

His wife responds, “And I can't help it.”

They are thankful.

“I've maintained for years that I've got more friends than I deserve,” Bill says.

This benefit was also for 89-year-old Jerry Agre who was facing the same situation.

KHQ reached out to the property manager, and they declined to comment.

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