Outpouring of support for flooded-out Pasco war veteran

Korea War veteran Gordon Page and his wife were flooded out of their New Port Richey home.
Korea War veteran Gordon Page and his wife were flooded out of their New Port Richey home.

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA)- Gordon Page says he and his wife are overwhelmed by the support from the community.  Since his story aired on News Channel 8 and appeared on WFLA.com, people have been coming out of the woodwork to help.  The 85-year old Korean War Veteran was flooded out of his New Port Richey home.  The couple shares the home with three other veterans they care for.

On Saturday, the water inside Page’s home was receding. But now he’s being flooded with something else, phone calls.  One woman called offering the furniture from her home. Others calling are offering their services to help clean up.  Billy Fuccillo wants to do more.  He is the president of Fuccillo Kia in Wesley Chapel and runs several other dealerships on the east coast.  Fuccillo has made a name for himself in radio and television advertising calling his car deals ‘huge’.  What he may do for Page and his wife is perhaps even bigger.  He is hoping to cover the Page’s entire repair bill.

“You know it’s really important.  I was touched by this 85-year-old gentleman this morning, especially when he broke down in front of you’re newscaster,”  said Fuccillo.  “My dad’s 92 now, so I know a little about what went on way back, especially with war veterans.”

Fuccillo was in touch with another woman who wants to lend her support to the Pages, he’s trying to make this much needed help happen.

Page says he and his wife tear up when they think about all the people who are willing to help.  People they’ve never even met.  “We cry.  We cry,” said Page, as his voice trembled.  “To have a stranger to help, is wonderful.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to benefit the Pages. Learn more here

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