May 3, 2013 4:27 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCKPORT - The Rockport community has come together to welcome a hero into their community. John Kroll was injured in a helicopter crash in Iraq in 2007. He is currently living in a shelter in Houston with his wife, but that will soon change.
D.D. King of Rockport tells us her son heard about the Kroll's situation through the Wounded Warrior Project. He decided the best way to help was to donate a home to the couple.
Community members came together and donated everything that will turn the empty house into the Krolls new home. HEB is even helping by completely stocking their pantry and refrigerator.
"It hasn't sunk in yet. You know, it's still all really magical. But they're very grateful, very sweet humble people," said D.D. King.
If you would like to donate to the Krolls, the Coastal Bend Troop Support Inc. is collecting gift cards to help the family get on their feet.
Gift cards requested: HEB, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart
Stores in the Rockport/Corpus Christi area: Lowes, Pro build, Gas cards, Sam's Warehouse, Sherwin Williams, Sears, Tackle Town, and CVS
You can mail these cards to the Coastal Bend Troop Support Inc. at P.O. Box 742, Rockport, TX 78381. Include a note saying the card is for John and April Kroll.
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