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Willoughby neighbors lend a helping hand to fix veteran's garage

Posted at 1:48 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 13:48:03-04

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Neighbors in Willoughby rallied together to help a veteran in need.

Dozens of people stepped up to help Robert Blasko, who served in the Vietnam War.

A little more than 10 years ago, he had back surgery, which makes it hard for him to get around.

He’s been meaning to fix damage done to his garage, but he couldn’t find the money, time or labor to get it done.

The city recently told him that if he didn’t fix it soon, he would get a citation.

A locally-owned veteran company came to the rescue to help Blasko.

"We're a veteran owned and operated company, and we just felt the need to want to give back to the community," said James Ebert, co-owner of Meyer Ebert Home Improvements.

Blasko said he is grateful he received the support from others in his community.

"Companies like that are pretty rare, I think, that would just give up their free time to help somebody out there, they don't really know but all we are is brothers through the service, which is beautiful," he said.