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Osceola Council on Aging & Local Veterans Team Up to Help A Local Veteran and Her Family

Photos Courtesy Osceola Council on Aging/Kathy Pierson Communications

Osceola Council on Aging (OCOA), volunteers from the AMVETS of St. Cloud and the Orlando Mission Continues Group recently built a 38ft. wheel chair ramp for Linda Edwards, an Army Veteran and local St. Cloud resident.

Mrs. Edwards served in the Army for over three years and specialized as a sharpshooter and equipment repair woman. Her husband, deceased since 2015, was also an Army Veteran.

The wheel chair ramp was built for their son, who is wheelchair bound, and requires access in and out of the home.

In addition, the Veterans and volunteers finished the project by placing a 20ft. lighted American flag pole in the front yard to honor her and her family’s service in the Army.

“We take pride in those who serve this great country and when our Veterans need assistance, we are here to help continue their dignity and care,” said Beverly Hougland, President of the OCOA. “If we can keep our Veterans and their families as independent as possible, it’s beneficial for them and the overall community.”