Rapids man receives Veterans Advocacy Award
By City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Tim Halverson, Wisconsin Rapids, was recently awarded the Veterans Advocacy Award by the Wood County Veterans Service Office.
Halverson served in the Army from 1990-95 and is a disabled veteran. Tim works at The Home Depot in the mill work department and most time as the captain of Team Depot. Being the captain means that he coordinates getting donations, grants, funding, volunteers, and contractors together to help fix and/or modify houses for disabled veterans.
Tim brings community participation into helping veterans through the Team Depot program but using social media, newscasts, expos, and other ways to get the word out.
Tim coordinates with the National Guard for Veterans Day to have them bring trucks and other military vehicles to The Home Depot as a tribute to veterans. He also raises money for veteran Christmas meals for those who cannot afford one.