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City Council Approves Grant To Repair Soldier's Home From Davenport

Posted: Updated: Jul 10, 2014 07:54 PM
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 Many homeowners are cleaning up after our recent rains.  A local soldier serving overseas found out his home lost part it's foundation and his insurance won't cover the damage.  Sergeant Bradshaw Nunnally has served in the army for over 20 years. City officials say they're thankful for his service and covering the cost of the damage done to the home is the least they can do.  

"I periodically come over and just check things out and make sure there is nothing wrong with the house ," Janetta McGowan said.  

But what Janetta McGowan found at her fiancee's home was unbelievable.      

"When I came last Tuesday, I could see through the bottom of his basement. I got out my car because I thought I was seeing things," said McGowan.  "The concrete, three windows and the central air system was all in the basement."

McGowan panicked. Her fiancee Sergeant Bradshaw Nunnally owns the house but is serving overseas in Afghanistan.

The fire department came out and did an observation of the building. They found part of the foundation had fallen in so they recommended no one go in until the city of Davenport checks it out,"  said McGowan.

"It was totally unexpected. I was astonished when T saw the pictures. The whole wall is gone. In the back of my mind, I was thinking if my insurance going to cover it? How will i pay for it?" Sergeant Bradshaw Nunnally said.  

An insurance agent came out and said his insurance doesn't cover this kind of damage, but the city of Davenport stepped up and offered assistance.  The city council unanimously approved a forgivable loan of up to $40,000 to repair his home. The Sergeant says this deed is heaven sent.  

"It was grim at first, but in the end with the support of the Davenport community, I'm extremely grateful for their help and support," Sergeant Nunnally said.  

The repairs will begin as early as Monday morning and could be complete as soon as one week. This loan is funded through the beautification and demolition funds.


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