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  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:26 AM | Anonymous

    Caulfield home project

    We raised over $60,000.00 to help this veteran and his wife fix their home.

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    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Help is mounting for a wounded veteran home from the Middle East. For him, home is the problem. But, things changed quickly when the community got word about the problems with his house.The community has rallied support around this vet and his wife but there are still thousands of dollars worth of repairs needed to make their house a home.
    Frank Caulfield was overseas, serving his country in Afghanistan when his now, ex-wife bought them a home.“She showed me a satellite photo of the house and big yard, what I wanted, pitched roof, everything was fine,” says Army Veteran Frank Caulfield.
    Yet, things changed when Caulfield arrived home, injured from combat.
    “It was just one nightmare after another,” Caulfield said.
    It started with extensive termite damage. His walls were infested. Once Caulfield tore down the drywall, he found a laundry list of problems.
    “I got a lemon,” says Caulfield.
    The electricity was wired incorrectly, the air conditioning and vent system needed work, there were plumbing issues, the stucco started falling off and the load beams were wrong, making the house structurally unstable.
    The disabled vet shelled out thousands of dollars but, ultimately, gave up.
    “It was better, almost, to foreclose on the house,” Caulfield says.
    Luckily, regular volunteer work with Heroes Walk Among Us got the attention of Shane Donofrio, founder of the group. It’s a group that houses homeless, disabled vets and helps them find jobs.
    “I walked in here and I saw this and I’m like, what is your problem?” recalls Donofrio.
    “He was pretty upset. He was pretty upset that we were living like this for four years,” explains Caulfield.
    Donofrio took to the radio with Caulfield’s situation and the support started pouring in.
    Already, local businesses have donated more than $20,000 worth of labor and supplies.
    “I think they went above and beyond what they should have done,” says Caulfield.
    Yet, Caulfield and his wife Kristin still have a long road ahead of them.
    “They’re still giving enough and kind enough to help but, yet, who’s helping them?” asks Donofrio.
    The Caulfields are looking for help, especially when it comes to electricity repairs and a new kitchen. Right now, they only have power on one side of their home and repair estimates are around $15,000.

  • Sunday, February 03, 2019 8:02 PM | Anonymous

    Dispute sparks over construction work at Albuquerque Home
    Mischelle Huling showed KRQE News 13 why she says her northeast Albuquerque home is now a hazard, pointing to water damage and mold.

    “It’s not a good healthy condition to be living in, but we try to manage. There’s nowhere else for us to go,” Huling said.

    ​She’s a veteran, dealing with everything from back pains to PTSD and insomnia as a result, and says the family can’t afford to be staying in a hotel.

    Group steps in to help Albuquerque veteran with roof troubles.

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Relief for one local veteran whose home improvement nightmare is coming to an end.
    Mischelle Huling is getting a new roof from local companies through a group called Heroes Walk Among Us.
    Huling claims a local roofer ripped her off, leaving her with an unfinished roof. The roofer denies those claims, but when Heroes Walk Among Us heard about Huling’s situation, they decided to lend a helping hand.

    The Story about Sgt. Huling
    In February 2017, Sgt. Huling came to Heroes Walk Among Us looking for assistance to repair the roof of her families home. Due to a dishonest contractor, Sgt. Huling paid for a roof that made her home a liability to her family and their health. Sgt. Huling is 100% disabled by the VA and needed our help, and HWAU had the honor to help our sister in arms.

    HWAU stepped in and help this veterans family and with the help of our local business, we replaced this roof, AC ducting, and minor electrical problems caused by the leaking roof. 

    HWAU efforts gave this disabled veteran and her family $15,000.00 in repairs to her roof and approximately $5,000.00 in heating, AC and electrical repairs.  

    Thank you, to all the companies that helped our Veteran and your donations.  

  • Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:39 PM | Anonymous

    The International District is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Albuquerque, filled with drugs, crime and major social problems. But how do we fix our city?

    By providing safe housing for our veterans in need. 

    Our goal is to revitalize this neighborhood one building at a time because this is our city. Heroes Walk Among Us has a plan and a vision with this new property in The International District. When you can take pride in where you live and put good people in a home, a rundown neighborhood can come back to life. The idea of this property is to give our local New Mexico Veterans the “Hand Up” that they need and at the same time make this neighborhood safe again.

    ​HWAU Heroes House is a two building 8-unit complex. Each unit is 570 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath. Each building is four units with a small courtyard with a potential recreation area to the west for leisure and barbecuing. The parking lot can hold 12 tenant vehicles with easy access to the freeway, public transportation, and shopping facilities. We see the potential in these buildings because it can give a veteran a fresh start. There is no price tag on dignity and the camaraderie
     of being with other veterans.  

    HWAU is looking for local community leaders and business to help make this project become a reality. HWAU Heroes House needs repairs that Heroes Walk Among Us cannot complete alone without your support. Both buildings need exterior stucco, new roofs, windows and security walls to make our veterans feel safe. Interior to the building, we need appliances, cabinets, flooring, and bathroom fixtures. Anything that you think a home needs is what HWAU is looking for. The goal of our project is to show Albuquerque and the nation that when you care about our veterans in a bad neighborhood, both can heal.

    If you want to help or know of a veteran that needs a "hand up" Contact us here

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Heroes Walk Among us Past Projects

Heroes Walk Among Us has been serving the Albuquerque Metro and New Mexico veterans for 8 years now. Over 4000 veterans and their families have pass through our doors looking for services, donating time, and looking out for our veterans. Here is a list of our projects that we have finished over the last 8 years.












816 San Mateo Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

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