Lexington Veteran in NeedThe Lexington, KY community is coming together to help 78-year old Army Veteran Donald Callaham. Mr. Callaham’s home caught fire just before Christmas. After the fire event, neighbors realized that the home was in dire state even before the fire.  Mr. Callaham has been living without running water for more than two years. He has no heat, no air, and has been cooking on a camping stove. Immediately, neighbors knew they had to help.

Soon, Officer Holland, a Lexington policeman who routinely performs community outreach, became involved and a Go-Fund-Me account was created to help raise funds to rebuild Mr. Callaham’s home. The original home is 130-years old and has significant structural damage, so it’s not an inexpensive project. In total, Officer Holland is hoping to raise $40,000.  For the time being, Mr. Callaham is being housed at the VA in Lexington.

On January 8th, Semper Tek made a donation of $2,500 to the fund. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, whose office is literally just down the street from Mr. Callaham’s home, we wanted to help a brother in need. We hope our small contribution to the overall necessary funds helps to restore a suitable home and positive living condition for Mr. Callaham, who is currently suffering from prostate cancer and has a heart condition.

If you or your firm are interested in helping to support Mr. Callaham, please click on the links below to make a donation.



If you would like to donate in another way, including building materials or resources from your company to help complete Mr. Callaham’s home contact: rholland0369@yahoo.com or 859-396-0920.