St. Louis, MO – March 26, 2015 – Bonnie and Howard Laiderman of Veterans Home Care presented the Military Award to Staff Sergeant Andrew Drysdale, USAF at the 2015 Red Cross Heroes Breakfast on March 26, 2015. SSgt. Drysdale was honored for his leadership and de-escalation of events that occurred after an explosion in Granite City, IL that killed two at an ammunition recycling plant in August of 2014. SSgt. Drysdale assembled a response team and donned heavy protective gear in the 100 plus degree heat to recover the fatalities and secure the yard. Over the following two days SSgt. Drysdale and his team were involved in the safe disposal of more than 200 rounds of unknown and potentially toxic and explosive materials.
“Veterans Home Care is proud to be the sponsor of the Red Cross Military Award and deeply grateful for SSgt. Drysdale and all the members of our armed services – past, present and future,” said Bonnie Laiderman, CEO of Veterans Home Care. “Veterans Home Care was started with the mission to assist veterans who protected our freedom to stay in their homes and live with dignity by assisting them in obtaining the Aid & Attendance benefit from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Selfless acts like those of SSgt. Drysdale only reinforce this mission and our passion to help veterans receive the benefits they have earned with their service to our country.”
About Veterans Home Care
Through our unique VetAssist® Program, Veterans Home Care® assists aging veterans and their spouses apply for and maintain a benefit offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs called Aid and Attendance. Aid and Attendance is a monthly pension that can be used to secure in home health services for qualifying veterans or their spouses so that they can safely remain in the family home where they are most comfortable. Veterans Home Care provides these services at no cost to the veteran or the family.
For more information about the VetAssist Program or Veterans Home Care, please contact Craig Pennington at craigp@veteranshomecare or go to www.veteranshomecare.com. Healthcare providers can also find additional information at www.vhcprovider.com or www.helpforagingveterans.com.