Call For Action

An Air Force captain preparing to deploy to Iraq is plagued with continuous flooding in his basement until a local non-profit steps in to help.

Call For Action reporter Betty Sexton received a desperate call from Captain Jason Holder. He needed help and didn't know where to turn.

Captain Holder is preparing to deploy to Iraq and didn't want to leave things at his Peyton home unsettled. He has spent thousands of dollars trying to fix a flooded basement, only to learn his problems were far bigger than he could have ever imagined.

The Holder family has placed fans around the basement, but they'll still have to replace pad, carpet, baseboard, and other damaged items.

But, the problem is the water keeps coming. Call For Action reporter Betty Sexton called Homefront Cares, a local group whose sole mission is to help families of deployed troops in times of crisis.

Homefront Cares got work underway on the outside. A&J Sewer and Drain, as well as Triple A Ditching spent three days working on the problem.

"We found the waters coming in from the streets side, coming towards his house, not coming from his house.... so it's a little frustrating." Says Joe Monaco from A&J Sewer and Drain.

Woodmen Hills Metro District, responsible for water and sewer in Captain Holder's neighborhood, called together a team of engineers, and finally water streaming onto Holder's property was stopped.

Left behind, is a $25,000 - $30,000 bill. A price tag Woodmen Hill Metro District Manger Time Hunker says Captain Holder won't have to pay, and should be taken care of through insurance. "We've turned in a claim for his damages, and then we have district engineers looking into making sure it's not a larger problem throughout the system."

The Homefront Cares helps all branches of deployed troops. Donations from local companies and individuals go directly to those in need.

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  • by Kenneth Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 28, 2011 at 04:27 PM
    I sent an e-mail over a month ago? about a computer rip off company. I thought that Call for Action would help, but to date, I have not even heard from them. I would have at least liked to have received a Go to heck message...but nothing .
  • by Dawan Location: Target in Colorado Springs on Jun 13, 2008 at 03:57 PM
    I just want to let everyone know that if you go to any Target and they offer you the 10% discount, you will only receive the discount if you are approved and only up to $20 even if you purchase more than $200 worth of items. They market that you will receive 10% off of total amount and they are not telling the truth.
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  • by robert Location: pueblo on Jul 16, 2007 at 12:50 AM
    hello,i just wanted to report about a loaf n jug where i recently purchased some gas. My truck ran out of gas on the night of july 15 2007 so i grabbed my gas can and went to the loaf n jug at 1104 pueblo blvd. way. i paid at the pump with my debit card i put 20 dollars in a six gallon gas can. when i was done fueling i noticed that my total was 20 dollars for 6.31 gallons of gas.i also noticed that my gas can wasn't completely full. i don't understand how i could put over six gallons of gas in a six gallon container and still not fill it up? I just wanted to report on this situation thank you for your time sincerely, Robert Padilla.
  • by Kelly Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 13, 2007 at 03:21 PM
    The help that is given to military families while their loved one is away fighting for our country is AWESOME.
  • by gee Location: dallas on May 29, 2007 at 05:21 PM
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