My supervisor Senior Fire Inspector Roy Rodriguez knows of my involvement with scouts and asked me a little over a year ago if Troop 903 was interested in service hours. I told him that our scouts are always ready to help and provide cheerful service.
As a Senior Fire Inspector Mr. Rodriguez must answer complaint calls from concerned citizens. He addressed one of those calls from Mr. Constantine about a fire lane that was consistently being blocked at his apartment complex. The complaint turned out to be valid, addressed, and corrected. Believe it or not, some complaints turn out to be bogus!
Mr. Constantine is a paraplegic and has stayed in contact with Mr. Rodriguez for the past year or so. He has one daughter who lives out of town and is a lonely man. (Here is where the story gets good).
An opportunity has been made available to Mr. Constantine to participate in a clinical trial in San Diego that could possibly reverse his paralysis! He needs help packing his moving truck, and his daughter is going to fly to Henderson and drive it to San Diego.
I was approached to enlist the Troop to help load Mr. Constantine and possibly coordinate a troop in San Diego to unload for him. Challenge accepted!
Unfortunately, the moving date that Mr. Constantine is requested, conflicted with the Troop’s schedule as the Troop is leaving for Geronimo that morning, and I will be out of town. I placed a call to the Scoutmaster of Troop 95 to see if his guys were available. They too were unavailable. It did not look like we were going to be able to assist Mr. Constantine.
I called Mr. LaBombard and explained the situation and he rallied some older scouts from 903 who are not attending camp to assist with the move. He also said that he would contact the Council in San Diego to arrange for help with the unloading for Mr. Constantine. This lonely Air Force veteran is going to be taken care of! He is very grateful.
Thank you for answering the call to service Mr. LaBombard and members of 903/ Crew 309! Thank you for being a blessing to someone who can not repay. Thank you for being available to “Do a good turn daily!”
We all belong to the best Troop in Nevada!
We are 903!