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Spokane handyman helps disabled veterans

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A Spokane handyman is giving back to our veterans the best way he knows how. He’s providing free services for disabled vets – fixing leaks, roofs, and other odd jobs around the home.

Kevin Oxley started the non-profit, Free Handyman for Disabled Vets. He’s been busy, with 25 jobs on his job board.

Tuesday, he’s at Tim Mannix’s home, helping him out with a leaky pipe from his kitchen sink.

Tim was in the US Army from 1964-1966. “I have a perennial nerve injury in my right knee which gave me medical discharge from the Army,” Tim says.

Like many of Kevin's clients, Tim is on a fixed income and can’t afford to fix a leak like this. So having Kevin come in, “it’s an awesome deal,” Tim says.

Tim now wants to give back too to other disabled vets through the organization.

“I don't know if I can do anything but I can sure volunteer help. Give somebody a ride or anything,” he says.

Kevin says this is all about the veterans.

“I saw how they got treated coming back from Vietnam and they were treated poorly back then,” Kevin says. “So what I can give back to them, I didn't serve then but I can serve now.”

A service well worth his time.

If you would like to help disabled vets, you can visit their website http://freehandyman.org/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/freehandymanfordisabledveterans/

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