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Dyess We Care Team Fulfills Veteran's Dying Wish

ABILENE, TX- The Dyess We Care Team is known to help the community through cars washes and maintenance projects, but it's a paint job early Saturday morning that's become very special.
ABILENE, TX- The Dyess We Care Team is known to help the community through cars washes and maintenance projects, but it's a paint job early Saturday morning that's become very special.

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.
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