A downstairs half bathroom and new flooring were welcome additions to Jackson House, which provides supportive housing for U.S. Armed Forces veterans.
A pool table in the living room of the downtown Indianapolis residence was an unexpected gift. So were tickets to the Indiana Pacers home game on Veterans Day.
HVAF teamed up with the “Pit Crew,” comprised of volunteers from Panter Racing, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing, INDYCAR Ministry and the IndyCar community to renovate the interior of the house that is home to six veterans.
William Price, a U.S. Army veteran, is among the residents at the Jackson House after he lost his job of 17 years.
“It’s a great feeling to be appreciated,” says Price.
Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing driver Charlie Kimball was among the volunteers who scraped, painted, laid flooring, assembled the pool table and spruced up the dwelling that was dedicated in 2000.
Kimball also held food drives leading up the renovation project unveiling.