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Feb 6, 2024

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." --Winston Churchill

Widower Transforms Grief by Offering Home Repairs for Free

Meet Danny Chauvin, a 76-year-old US military veteran from Waveland, Mississippi who's battling grief and PTSD in an unparalleled way. After losing his wife and struggling with the stark quiet of his home, Chauvin knew he needed to find something to keep busy. One of the favorite parts of his marriage was the small, mostly repair tasks that his wife would ask him to do around the house. He realized that there could be manyin his community he could serve in such a way, and now offers daily handyman services in his community, absolutely free! Putting up showers, hanging porch swings, fixing doors, and more, Chauvin provides invaluable help to others, includingother widows. "It spread like wildfire," he said, as his incredible service grows in popularity. Grief and PTSD have eased for Chauvin, who now treasures the company of "a lot of friends." Check out the full story on CBS Evening News to find how this incredible veteran turned his struggles into a community triumph.


Offer something to others that you need for yourself.