Jessica Roza from the office of Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) presented Charlie Ellis, founder of Operation Enduring Gratitude, with Arizona’s District 8 Congressional Recognition. Founded in 2014, Operation Enduring Gratitude works with community partners to identify veterans that are in need of home repairs and completes these repairs at no cost to the veteran.

“Operation Enduring Gratitude has rebuilt five homes, constructed over 50 concrete wheelchair ramps, fixed broken air conditioning units and water heaters, cleaned yards and much more,” Lesko said. “They also help veterans hoping to enter the workforce with skilled trade training through a partnership with West-MEC. Thank you, Charlie, for helping veterans in our community.”