Helping Homeless Vets Can Help APK Charities Reach our Goals

Tony U. Brown is missing his right thumb. It was smashed by a pallet at Camp Dahlke in Afghanistan while he was running as an incoming alarm sounded. He thought he’d just hurt his thumb and the pain would stop as it healed. But he was wrong. A tumor had developed in the bone and his thumb had to be amputated. Tony was sent back to the United States for his medical care… to Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. He became depressed as he realized he’d have to adapt to a life without a right thumb. But then he met other veterans struggling with more serious issues. And that’s when an idea was born.

Tony started thinking about giving back to soldiers who needed a leg up. He also met Carla White as he completed occupational therapy. The two were connected by the desire to serve and give back to people in more dire situations. White is an occupational therapist assistant at Womack. She loves to use her expertise to assist veterans into rehabilitation. The pair decided to help homeless veterans across the United States by buying property to build or renovate homes to flip for homeless veterans. And that’s when Southern Comfort Care, Inc. was born.

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Tony invited his friend, Devonta Birden, to serve as the company’s project manager. Birden brings to the team his agriculture and carpentry skills to the company’s renovation projects.

Now for the exciting news as all of this relates to APK Charities. The first home that Southern CC builds/renovates will be dedicated to PK. There is a Go Fund Me page raising funds to do just that. Please consider a donation. Helping Southern CC reach their goals will help APK Charities reach our goals. The publicity earned when the house dedicated to Andrew Pedersen-Keel is completed will draw publicity to our worthy cause. Please donate now by clicking on the button below.

Don’t forget to register for our APK 5K, 5K Ruck Sack March and Kids Fun Run!


Helen and Bob

APK Charities is a non-profit organization raising funds for the APK Direct Assistance Program and APK Endowment Fund in loving memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces.

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