O.D. Calk, 90, died late July after he broke his hip from a fall and contracted an infection. Calk was a WWII veteran who requested for the Dyess WCT's help for a paint job over a year ago.
According to founder Gordon Storey, it takes the team nearly a year to get to a request because of the high number of entries. They normally work on two to three weekends per month with fifteen to twenty projects a year.
The team was in the middle of scheduling an appointment with Calk when he passed away. Calk's dying wish was for his home to get a paint job so he can leave it for his daughter and son.
Storey says it's very special knowing that they fulfilled a wish for a fellow veteran. The team worked from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. painting the house in baby-blue.
The Dyess We Care Team (WCT) consists of active duty military, DoD employees, dependents, and civilians who provides minor home repair to the disabled, elderly, and those in need.