Community members making a difference!
We all love a story with a nice ending, and this is a good one! Mitchell Pate is a disabled homeless veteran who frequented the Inverrary Falls Publix Supermarket hoping to get a dollar from shoppers in exchange for a smile. He had previously suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle but faced the other dangers of being homeless like inclement weather, critters, and being a victim of crime. Thanks to a little investigation and a lot of hard work from Lauderhill Officer Shawn Keechle, it was discovered that Mr. Pate was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps entitled to military housing and medical benefits. Officer Keechle worked with the Veterans Administration to relocate Mr. Pate, who is now a resident of a Veteran’s Assisted Living Facility in Stuart Florida and no longer plagued with the worries of living in the streets. Way to go Officer Keechle!! Your dedication exemplifies Lauderhill Living – a community making a difference!