Disabled vet gets help to stay in home


Doing house chores may be a simple task for most of us but for a local military veteran, it’s almost physically impossible and it’s gotten him in trouble with his landlord.

Fortunately, a campaign called Cleaning up America stepped in to help.

For the past four years, planters, chairs, tables and other household items have been accumulating at Donald Weese’s Boulder City home. The disabled military veteran injured his back while working as a truck driver in North Dakota.

“Just took me completely by surprise,” said Weese. “Ended up landing right on my back.” 

He now lives in constant pain.

“You only have so much energy and you can only do certain things,” he said.

Clean up crews with Junk King are helping Weese get rid of the clutter that almost got him evicted.
“If it wasn’t for them. I’ve already received a letter from the owner.”

As part of a traveling campaign called Cleaning Up America, the company is helping people who need to get rid of stuff, but either can’t physically do it or can’t afford it.

Boulder City is their fourth stop on their coast to coast drive.

“You can see it’s rough for him, you know, seeing some of the things go, but you can also see that it’s giving him a bit of peace, a bit of joy,” said Eddie Wassil, general manager, Junk King Las Vegas.

It didn’t take long for the crew to fill up the truck and help Weese stay in the home he’s shared with his wife for years.

“I appreciate it so much.”

The Cleaning Up America campaign eventually ending their cross country drive in Washington DC.

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