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Hamden Woman Wants to Help Veterans Achieve the Dream of Home Ownership

A Hamden resident came up with an idea to give veterans quality and affordable real estate services, but she needs your help to get the project off the ground.

Helping veterans achieve home ownership is a goal close to a Hamden resident's heart. Photo Credit: Mary Tomlin, via GoFundMe page
Helping veterans achieve home ownership is a goal close to a Hamden resident's heart. Photo Credit: Mary Tomlin, via GoFundMe page
A place to call home — that's what Mary Incerto Tomlin wants to help veterans achieve. For the past two years, the Hamden resident worked on a project to help say "thank you" to U.S. veterans.

"In an effort to show my gratitude for the sacrifices our military members have made for us and for our country, I have spent the last couple of years building on an idea that will provide veterans with exceptional yet affordable real estate services to assist them in obtaining their own home," she wrote.

Tomlin's been building a real estate network in each U.S. state, consisting of people or companies who pledge to give exceptional service to military members and their families, at reduced and affordable prices. 

An office space and supplies are secured but Tomlin is reaching out to the community for help with other expenses. She created a GoFundMe project on Jan. 7 to help with utility bills and a website, among other costs. As of Jan. 27, she's raised $125 out of a $7,500 goal.

"The majority of the legwork on this project has been done, and I have contracts in place or in negotiation with several national providers, such as the VFW, who will collaborate in this effort," Tomlin said. "However, during this time I have exhausted all personal resources and favors available for this endeavor. This project has come so far and will be a such a tremendous benefit to our service members, that it would be heartbreaking were it to fail to come to fruition at this late stage. With most of the pieces in place, the only thing holding this project back from from launching at this point in time is funding."

If you'd like to donate to Tomlin's fundraising efforts, visit the "Joining Forces to Welcome Veterans Home" GoFundMe project.
Thomas Alegi January 27, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Legal Help for Veterans Some VA facilities host non-VA legal service providers that can assist Veterans free of charge. Click here to see a list of those legal service clinics. The VA Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist at the closest VA Medical Center may be another source of information about the clinics. If you need legal assistance, you may contact one of the listed legal service clinics, visit www.statesidelegal.org, or contact your local VJO Specialist who may know of community resources for legal assistance. Please note: VA assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the legal service providers which appear on this list. VA does not endorse or recommend any of these organizations.

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