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Time is short for North Las Vegas pair who assist veterans

North Las Vegas View - 1/6/2018

Just weeks before the holidays, a North Las Vegas couple were given 60 days to move out of the living and office space where they have been running a 24-hour operation to prevent veteran suicide called Forgotten Not Gone for 2 1/2 years.

Less than 30 days before their move date, Peter and Kelley Guidry faced new challenges.

The disabled Air Force veterans thought they'd found the perfect location in the northeast valley. The half-acre property at 2380 Bledsoe Lane near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary had two buildings: a 1,400-square-foot facility they'd planned to use for living and an 1,100-square-foot facility they wanted to use to house the large tricycles that veterans gather to take on rides, they said.

The Guidrys had planned to use a $290,000Veterans Affairs loan to purchase a new property. The couple were receiving help from Billy Alt, a Marine Corps veteran and real estate agent for Nexthome Integrity, a company that's aimed at assisting veterans and first responders with finding homes and educating them about VA loans.

They discovered that one of the buildings at the property that interested them didn't have the proper permits, leaving them back at square one. They have until Jan. 31 to move out of their current facility, they said.

"It was the perfect home, and we were so excited to be able to move in there and expand our program, especially with it being in front of the school, a park (and a commerical businesses)," Peter Guidry said. "Now, we have to start all over again."

Time is of the essence, Alt said.

"With the size of the lot and with the price range that they have, (it) limits us ? I want to help," he said. "They're awesome and they are doing great things."


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