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Handyman for disabled vets needs help from community

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

One man who’s on a mission to help as many disabled veterans as possible is running into some hurdles. There is such a huge need for help that getting to each and every veteran is tough.

Kevin Oxley rarely has a break. He’s known as the free handyman for disabled veterans. KHQ first introduced you to him back in May around when he started the organization. Since then, he’s been hard at work.

“I've completed since we've talked over 86 jobs for disabled veterans,” he says.

But with that comes a cost.

“Each one of these jobs averages $250."

So he's trying other ways to fund his mission... like these sales

“It’s more than a swap meet. It's helping veterans. People find out what they donate to us goes to veterans and once they found out that we've got people coming in,”

Kevin keeps a running list of the veterans he's helped and their stories, including this one about a Korean War veteran whose house flooded.

“I have three or four of these coming in my door a day,” Oxley says.

That adds up - his waiting list right now is nearly 160 veterans with disabilities in need of help. Kevin says he won't fail them especially now that community is getting more involved.

“It's things like that keep us along,” Oxley says.

For more information on how you can help, you can visit their website http://freehandyman.org/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/freehandymanfordisabledveterans/

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