ROCKFORD (WREX) — A neighborhood veteran got a massive shock when he came residence Friday.
Gene Schaefer were amazed with a free of charge exterior house makeover from Randy Palmeri and Son Contracting.
Dozens of family members and close friends were there as the Palmeri spouse and children awarded the Schaefers with the makeover after obtaining a number of entries in the 2022 giveaway.
Gene and Sue have volunteered for several years to drive veterans to clinical appointments in Wisconsin.
“Following my time in the assistance, I want to give back again to other folks and veterans,” Gene Schaefer claims.
“Most of the guys listed here are members of the American Legion, the VFW, or the DVA,” claims Sue Schaefer. “If you happen to be a member of a person, you are normally a member of all of them.”
In one more testomony to Gene’s generosity and company to the neighborhood, he once won hundreds of bucks from a veteran’s organization. He and his daughter, somewhat than continue to keep it, went to Walmart and gave the cash to shoppers.
Gene, a medic in the U.S. Army through the War in Vietnam, was nominated a few moments by friends and loved ones. His daughter, Kristine Frank, submitted one of the entries.
“I want them to like coming property and appreciate a new exterior and value it and the Palmeri family members is amazing,” Frank says. “Veterans grab our hearts. I do not know how else to say it.”
This is the fifth time that Randy Palmeri and Son has given a regional hero a cost-free residence makeover. This yr, neighborhood vendors will be having care of landscaping at the Schaefer’s house.