Help Gary and Clifford Koekoek Home
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Raised by 2,842 people in 12 months
Gary and Clifford Koekoek are 84 year old twins and are Vietnam veterans. The pair are currently homeless in Fair Oaks, California. They had a beautiful house in Fair Oaks, that they unfortunately lost to the bank due to a predatory loan. They have a fascinating life story, including living in Europe during World War II, immigrating to the United States with their families, almost making it on the Ed Sullivan Show, and being bombed in the Vietnam War. The pair has no surviving local family. Please consider helping these wonderful members of our community be able to afford to find a place to call home.+ Read More
Just wanted to give our final update. Gary and Clifford have been moved into veteran's housing and have been there for almost a month now. We have set up a trust that will help offset Gary and Clifford's expenses over the next few years. Thank you all for your support, concern, and donations!
Good morning! Thank you all for your donations and expressing caring about Gary and Clifford. We are suspending donations at this time. We are working with a lawyer to set up a trust and Gary and Clifford are getting into VA housing. If you were hoping to donate, we ask that you donate to a local veteran's fund and take some time out of your day to talk to homeless person and find out their story! Have a great day and we will continue to post updates until Gary and Clifford are settled into their new housing.
Good evening! Just letting everyone know that Gary and Clifford are still staying with a friend and working on getting into VA housing. Tomorrow they will find out when housing will available. They are also working on getting dental work taken care of through the VA. Gary was also in a minor motorcycle accident and is also getting his injured foot taken care of through the VA as well. We will continue to keep everyone posted as they get into permanent housing.