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Westfield veteran wants to help hometown heroes

Proposal could help heroes while hurt or deployed
Posted at 6:53 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 07:02:01-05

WESTFIELD — A Westfield veteran wants to make sure other veterans and public safety personnel have help during times of need.

Scott Willis is the vice president of the Westfield City Council. He's currently working to make sure those who sacrifice so much won't have to worry if they are deployed for service or hurt on the job.

He realized the hometown hero proposal was needed from his own experience.

"I was deployed in August of 2005 got back in April of 2006," Willis said. "It was a difficult time with snow. You could imagine having two babies at home, one was three months old when I left, and you have to get out and try to clear a driveway, so you can leave the house. It’s a challenge, it really is,” Willis said.

He says at the time the load fell on his wife. The proposal would help people in those shoes by making sure lawns are kept up while they are hurt or away, and driveways are shoveled during the winter.

The proposal is expected to be on the agenda and voted on the next council meeting.

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