Posts Tagged ‘army’

Veteran Gets Assist from Manufactured Home Community Residents

May 26th, 2017 Comments off

Auer’s home in the Lakeview Community. Credit: FOX 11.

As we head into a holiday where we honor those who’ve made sacrifices, the spirit is alive and well in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

According to FOX 11, Martin Auer, who is an Army and Marine Corps reserve veteran, and also a 30-year resident at the Lakeview Mobile Home community, needed some help.

His home was in need of some TLC. I needed a new shed, plus I needed new skirting,” said Auer.

The company that owns the Lakeview Community, RV Horizons, selected Auer to receive a renovation, and community residents got together to volunteer their time and deliver on that promise.

It’s back-breaking, but it’s worth it,” said resident and volunteer Edith Simpson.

It’s going to be really nice, and when we get it done, it should look like a really nice place,” said community manager Donna Hodges.


Volunteers work on the home. Credit: FOX 11.


Credit: FOX 11.

As the renovations got under way, Auer, in true military fashion, was grateful.

I’m very appreciative, and relieved. I didn’t have to try to get it done myself,” said Auer. “There’s a lot of good people out there.”

The feeling from the volunteers is reciprocal.

Freedom is not free, and it takes a lot of sacrifice from people like Mr. Auer,” said Hodges.


Credit: FOX 11.

I know what it’s like to struggle. It’s nice to be able to help somebody in the community that really needs the help,” Simpson added.

As the house skirting, hammering and building took place, Simpson and Auer reflected on the deeper meaning of taking action for good.

This is good, people’s attitudes have really changed about the military,” said Auer, while discussing that the treatment of veterans has not always been as good as it is now.

We’re all together, chipping in and helping, and doing what we can,” said Simpson.


Credit: FOX 11.

Our vets deserve to be helped out with every little thing that they need, and this is a big thing, more people should get out there to help our vets.”

RV Horizons says it would like to continue doing projects like this for residents in need in the future.

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Passages: Frank Williams

March 4th, 2014 Comments off

Frank Williams, father of Tim Williams, Executive Director of the Ohio Manufactured Housing Association (OMHA), passed away in Akron, Ohio March 1. Having served in the Army during the Korean War, Frank retired from Ohio Bell as marketing manager, and was very active as a coach during his childrens’ sports activities. MHProNews sends its sincerest condolences to Tim, his mother and his extended family on the passing of his father. ##

Army Green—not just Combat Fatigues

June 3rd, 2013 Comments off

As PRWeb informs MHProNews, Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, TX is in the final stages of completing the 272-room modular housing complex for Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Now 70 percent complete and on track for completion in Nov. 2013, the$9.7 million barracks will feature waterless urinals, a 50 percent reduction in waste and 20 percent recycled construction material usage. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is supplied to each dorm room via a chilled water assist hydronic heat pump system. In addition to qualifying for LEED Silver Certification, the 152 modular sections are for housing the Army’s Anti-Terrorism Force Protection combat troops and thus meet more rigid construction standards than a comparable civilian building.

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