Case Study – Spc. Terry Wooten

There are a few things in a man’s life that he holds most important. In the case of Spc. Terry Wooten of the 991st Transportation Company, 207th Regional Support Group, 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, defending his country and supporting freedom is second only to taking care of his family.

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The following is a sample of just some of the brave men and women ReserveAid has had the privilege of assisting during their time of need. It is our honor to give back to those who sacrifice so much for us.
 

Date of Grant Grant amount Title Status Description
November 2010 $3,428 Corpsman
US Navy Reserve
Divorced
3 children
This service member served as a corpsman with Marines in Iraq. Upon her return, she enrolled in nursing school using her GI Bill. She needed assistance while she waited for her payments to begin. Reserve Aid assisted with her past due rent of $1725 and her past due auto/renters insurance of $1703.
June 2010 $2,673 Sergeant
US Army Reserve
Single
1 child
Diagnosed with stomach cancer while serving in Iraq. Medivaced to Walter Reed for treatment. Subsequently returned to Texas for additional treatment. Reserve Aid assisted with $1255 mortgage, $85 water bill, $123 electric bill, $574 vehicle payment, $50 auto insurance premium and $586 in medical bills.
June 2010 $2,587 Petty Officer
CB
Single Sustained a significant back injury in Iraq that required several surgeries and a long period of recuperation. He had a few months with no income. Reserve Aid assisted with $1315 in past due rent, $342 car payment, $186 telephone bill, and $742 in medical bills.
May 2010 $2,763 Corporal
Marine Corps
Married This service member served two tours in Iraq as a tank crewman. Upon his return home, he was in a house fire and lost both his legs due to severe burns and infection. He was hospitalized for six months and was then transferred to the rehabilitation center at Brooke Army Hospital where he spent an additional 15 months. Reserve Aid assisted with $2004 for his past due mortgage, and $759 for past due car payments.
April 2010 $2,452 LCPL
Marine Corps Reserve
4 children Service member is 100% disabled. His wife passed away in early April 2010 leaving him with four children. He has to use all available funds to pay for his wife’s funeral. Reserve Aid assisted with $1500 mortgage payment, $266 electric bill, $173.62 auto insurance premium, $70 water bill, and $423 cell phone bill.
March 2010 $2,508 SPC
National Guard
Married
1 child
Service member was injured in Iraq and was unable to work. Reserve Aid assisted with $800 rent, $1102 for medical bills, $400 for car payment, $200 phone bill.
February 2010 $1,368.44 CW2
US Army Reserve
Married
2 children
Returned home and former employer has gone out of business. He had no income for about a month and one half. Reserve Aid assisted with $400 for mortgage, $69.00 electric bill, $166 gas bill, and $733 phone bill.
January 2010 $2,595 Sergeant
National Guard
Married Service member served two tours in Iraq. When he returned home, he was not able to find a job and was facing eviction for non-payment of rent. Reserve Aid assisted with $1200 for rent, $124.23 gas bill, $536.23 electric bill, $305.99 water bill and $436.99 car payment.
September 2008 $1,000 National Guardsman Married, 2 children Thirty-five year old Texas National Guardsman from Decatur, TX. He is married and has two children. He was injured while serving in Iraq. Receives $1087 a month in VA disability and makes $150/week driving a school bus. His wife has a debilitating disease and is unable to work. ReserveAid paid their $700 electric bill, $150 medical insurance premium, and a $150 telephone bill.
September 2008 $967 Army Reservist N/A Twenty-four year old Army Reservist from Harlingen, TX. He was activated for service in Iraq in 2005. Upon his return, he wanted to go to technical college, but did not have the financial resources. He is currently enrolled in South Texas College. ReserveAid has paid his first semester tuition of $674 and $293 for his books.
May / June 2008 $5,300 Army Specialist Single, 5 children Thirty-three year old Army Specialist. Single mother of five. During her deployment to Iraq, her children were with their grandmother in New Orleans. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the grandmother evacuated with the children. When the grandmother returned to New Orleans, she lost everything. The service member returned home on emergency leave only to find that she too had lost everything. Because she was nearing the end of her enlistment, the Army released her early so she could care for her children and try to rebuild her life. ReserveAid purchased a $3300 mini van for her, paid the $2000 for the deposit and first month rent on a rental house and sent her a Wal-Mart card so she could purchase clothing for her children.
March 2008 $1,833.37 Sergeant
USMC
Married
2 children
Sergeant, USMC, married, 2 children, ages 4 & 2. Thirty-five year old Army Specialist incurred serious back injury in Iraq. He has just had his 4th back surgery. ReserveAid has assisted with $900.00 rent, $88.74 water bill, $465.01 car payment and $130.00 auto insurance, and a $249.62 phone bill. He is still waiting for his VA compensation.
March 2008 $3,391.37 Sergeant
U.S. Army
Married
1 child
Twenty-eight year old Army sergeant from Elkhart, TX. He is married and has a three-year old child. He was seriously wounded in Tikrit, Iraq in 2006 having lost an arm and incurring serious abdominal injuries. He has had numerous abdominal surgeries. After his last surgery, his wife had to take a leave of absence from her job in order to take care of him during his recovery leaving the family without any source of income. ReserveAid paid their mortgage of $1462.35, car payment of $240, auto insurance premium of $1100, electric bill of $270.28, telephone bill of $68.74 and sent the family a $250 Wal-Mart card for food.
February 2008 $5,883.56 Sergeant
USMC
Married
2 children
Marine was injured in Iraq while he was in a home and an IED exploded. He lost his left leg right above the knee and other shrapnel injuries. Request was for repair of his car (transmission, radiator, brakes, etc. plus special adaptation to pedals for his right prosthesis); and, a $300 Wal-Mart gift card.
February 2008 $3,144.63 National Guardsman Single
2 children
Female National Guardsman, 30 years old. Deployed to Iraq September 2005 – June 2006. Upon return to States was diagnosed with thyroid cancer for which she is being treated at the VA. She cannot hold a job because of the effects of cancer treatment. Grant was for rent Nov-March $2,000, auto insurance $320.00, car payment $290.20, past due phone bill $534.43.
February / March 2008 $9,086 Soldier Married
2 children
Twenty-four year-old soldier from Texas. Has a wife and two children. Was severely injured in IED blast in 2003. Has severe TBI, heart condition (which will require heart surgery in the future) and PTSD. Is 100% unemployable. Is receiving treatment at the Dallas VA. ReserveAid paid $1,349.68 for his insurance and $7,736.32 to purchase a car for him, so his wife can drive him to his VA appointments, which is 85 miles from his home.
February 2008 $7,858 Sergeant
U.S. Army
Married
3 children
Sergeant, U.S. Army, married, 3 children, ages 10, 8, 4. Service Member was injured in Iraq by a car explosion at a check point. He had extensive injuries on his left side (leg, hip, and arm) his right side was protected because he was checking a man who happened to be standing between him and the bomb. ReserveAid assisted with three month’s rent (includes security deposit) and the purchase of furniture already in the house (estate sale). They are renting with an option to buy. They are moving from a two level house to a ranch on one level which is easier for him to maneuver with no steps.
January 2008 $6,944.49 Marine Corporal Married
1 child
Twenty-four year-old Marine Corporal. Married with one child. Has severe PTSD and was hospitalized for 18 months for this condition. In addition, suffers from severe depression. ReserveAid paid $204 for a previous student loan, $2,401 for a credit card they had been using for survival, $588 for another credit card, $784.86 for another credit card, $305.40 for their auto insurance, $672.23 for a personal loan, $1,664.00 for propane for heat (they had been without heat for two weeks), and $325 for his text books. Since working with ReserveAid, his mental condition has greatly improved. This is the result of not having to worry about the huge debt he had accumulated. He has enrolled in Junior College and is doing well.
January & March 2008 $6,479.89 Army Captain N/A Thirty year-old Army Captain from New York. He had spent 17 years in the Army when he was injured in Iraq. Served two tours in Iraq. He was seriously wounded twice. Received two Bronze Stars and Commendation for Valor. He suffers from TBI, PTSD, considerable fatigue, and numbness in his feet. He continues to be treated at the Brooklyn VA Hospital. ReserveAid paid $3816.68 on a credit card he has been using for survival, $2300 for February and March rent, and $363.21 for his past-due cell phone bill.