Henrico veteran – living in tent – needs your help fixing his fire damaged home
WTVR 6 News
BY SHELBY BROWN
JANUARY 23, 2019
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Fifty-six years ago Walter Flanagan was 17 years old and eager to start his stint in the U.S. Navy. The 73-year-old Henrico man has many stories to tell of his days in the military and working in the fishing industry.
He’s not nearly as comfortable talking about his current situation.
“Every morning I would get up and look at this mess and say oh, what’s going to happen?” Flanagan explained.
In mid-December, fire damaged his West End home.
Flanagan said the house used fuses.
Financial challenges kept him from being able to upgrade the electrical system. Because of that, the insurance company would not cover the home.
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