Why is it that as soon as you feel that first cold bite of winter, major appliances tend to break down? A local Vietnam veteran experienced just that when one of the heating elements in his water heater went bad in the beginning of December.
Howard and Laura Heimlich were blessed with hot water once again courtesy of a grant MVRC obtained from Home Depot.
What's even better is his step-grandson and MVRC counselor, Ryan Sargent, installed it for him. Sargent is no ordinary do-it-yourselfer as he worked in the commercial building maintenance field for more than 16 years.
Heimlich served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963-1966. He and his wife, Laura, live in Pataskala.