Every once in a while, in doing our business of honoring and assisting veterans, we come across a story so compelling, we can't help but act. Such is the story of a China Beach Vietnam Veteran with a big heart in Westbrook. Her name is Pat. And we believe she's an unsung American Hero.

A coalition of service organizations including the Westbrook Elks, Work Vessels of Veterans and Veteran Construction Services have teamed with HOHCT to help. We're in need of funding to cover building materials and other expenses to restore Pat back into a safe and accessible home.