STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Community Rebuilds Vietnam Veteran's Home

William Vershoor has lived at the same place in Medford for 42 years, but after this tree fell onto his home not too long ago, he thought he would have to live on the streets until the Medford community got involved.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 7:17 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- William Vershoor has lived at the same place in Medford for 42 years, but after this tree fell onto his home not too long ago, he thought he would have to live on the streets until the Medford community got involved.

"I didn't get a chance to serve and so when someone who did needs a hand, I think it's our job to do that,” said the Regional Director for Hayden Homes, Shane Johnson.

Vershoor is getting an entire new house.

"It's a worthy project to help a veteran have more than just shelter. He'll have a home now so that's important," said Mayor of Medford Gary Wheeler.

Vershoor said he is shocked and overwhelmed that the community would want to help him when he is so used to helping other people. Everyone involved in the project got to help raise the first two walls to Vershoor’s home and write a few words of encouragement and tell him ‘Thank you for your service.’

"It gives me a great since of pride because the community has come together so as mayor you see the community come together to do something like this. That's really an important fact that people sometimes miss that this is a great community and we do come together to do things," Mayor Gary Wheeler added.

Hayden Homes expects to be able to hand over the keys to Vershoor on May 23rd at 1:30PM.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 42436

Reported Deaths: 655
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9228160
Marion5858108
Washington579076
Umatilla335444
Clackamas313965
Lane239227
Malheur191738
Jackson16846
Deschutes113213
Yamhill99415
Linn81015
Polk65415
Jefferson6049
Morrow5456
Lincoln51713
Union4672
Benton4426
Klamath4113
Douglas3506
Wasco34715
Hood River2771
Josephine2673
Columbia2661
Coos2460
Clatsop2430
Baker1203
Crook1092
Tillamook700
Curry571
Wallowa442
Lake370
Harney230
Sherman190
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 910438

Reported Deaths: 17386
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3006147000
Riverside667321295
San Bernardino627741072
Orange587251447
San Diego54941870
Kern33881416
Fresno30858436
Sacramento25445484
Santa Clara24313388
Alameda23391461
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18694242
Stanislaus17686397
Tulare17495286
Ventura14300164
Imperial12882336
San Francisco12152140
Monterey1139991
San Mateo11149159
Santa Barbara9814120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9402136
Kings824683
Solano738476
Marin7089128
Madera502074
Placer417857
San Luis Obispo414132
Yolo320759
Butte308752
Santa Cruz280225
Napa196215
Shasta188930
Sutter183712
San Benito144215
El Dorado13284
Yuba129310
Mendocino112921
Tehama8808
Lassen7661
Lake69515
Glenn6573
Nevada6168
Humboldt56710
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador33016
Tuolumne2714
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Mono1802
Del Norte1781
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 73°
Brookings
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 78°
Crater Lake
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 65°
Grants Pass
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 68°
Klamath Falls
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 65°
Cold morning, warm afternoon
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Tuesday, October 27 afternoon weather

Image

Tuesday, October 27 morning weather

Image

Suell hopes The Spring League is a springboard to the pros

Image

Monday, October 26th Evening Weather

Image

The Phoenix Animal Hospital Temporarily Relocates

Image

Monday, October 26 afternoon weather

Image

Annual Coats for Kids campaign now underway

Image

Monday, October 26 morning weather

Image

Health Alert: Fall Spices

Image

Sunday, October 25th Evening Weather