A Soldier and Father: Michael Jenkins New Path of Hope.
Army Sgt. First Class Michael Jenkins moved into the OH Villages San Antonio in February 2012. He served twice in Iraq as a mechanic and spent his tours there repairing the trucks, tanks and heavy machinery that carried his friends and fellow soldiers into battle. During his tour, Michael suffered a series of strokes and later, a heart attack. After months of recovery he found himself a single father struggling and under a lot of stress.
In the last 7 months that Michael has resided at the village, he has made so much progress with his health and becoming financially stable. He has paid off 3 accounts totaling over $3,000 and negotiated with other debtors to pay off accounts in a shorter time frame. As a single father of 3 children, Michael has worked hard to overcome so much. He has also applied for a home through our Homes on the Homefront program in hopes of securing a home here in San Antonio.
“When I moved into the Villages I started attending meetings, getting to know the other families here and I realized I am not alone. Being here has been a real blessing. I thought everything had failed for me and I had failed my family but Operation Homefront opened my eyes to see that there is hope and people who really care. My time here has changed my path in life.”
Michael plans to start looking for a new career to continue supporting his family, help him become more financially stable and debt free.