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Douche of the Week – Knob Hill Homeowners Association
By RU Contributor Rob
Army Sergeant First Class Sean Gittens has literally given his life to our country. He returned home safely from multiple combat deployments in which he was exposed to many a concussive blast. Unfortunately, those blasts took a toll on him and due to the traumatic brain injuries; he suffered a brain aneurism which left him wheelchair bound and unable to communicate. SFC Gittens is now cared for by his loving wife Sharon and four children along with full-time medical staff.
Sean and his family were approached by Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) – a national organization which modifies or builds homes for our severely injured veterans – who wanted to build a wheelchair-friendly home for the Gittens family that would greatly improve their quality of life. Sharon Gittens, Sean’s wife, selected Knob Hill Subdivision as they were already living in an apartment there and, at the time, liked the community.
At this point, everyone is happy and it seems like this is going to be another tear-jerking event of charity that will benefit a much deserving veteran. HFOT comes up with plans for a 2700 sq ft home that, after several negotiations with the subdivision, architecturally met all of the building requirements of the Deed Restrictions for the subdivision. Homes for Our Troops received the final approval from the Board of Directors led by Homeowners Association President Rick Trump.
HFOT proceeds with the building process, has a contractor lined up and hundreds of volunteers ready to execute the mission of building this home, and just four days prior to ground breaking this seemingly wonderful story of charity goes from sugar to shit! It seems that the Board of Directors had a change of heart, having their attorney issue a cease and desist order on HFOT halting the building process.
The fuck-sticks of SNOB Hill released a statement that the home to be built is too small for the subdivision and must be at least 3400 square feet even though the square footage of the plans meets all of the building requirements. The Board also stated that the home must be a multi-level home which contradicts the specifications of the deed restrictions and for a wheelchair bound veteran is about as useful as a screen-door on a submarine. Something is afoot and it stinks like bullshit!
Upon prodding, it seems that the ever snobbish residents of “the hill…dahling” were worried that this 2700 sq ft home is going to have a negative impact on their property values. Well, I hate to break the fucking news to you, but check the economy and the housing market in particular. Your 5000 sq foot home in Evans, Georgia isn’t worth shit to begin with.
In a press release from the Founder of HFOT, John Gonsalves, “Despite our working closely with the Knob Hill Property Owners Association over the past four months, we find ourselves in an untenable situation…Frankly, this late action begun by the Knob Hill Property Owners means we must suspend working on the home. The Knob Hill Property Owners Association has now assured that SFC Gittens and his family will not be able to have the home they so desperately need. We have done everything in our power to try to resolve this situation, but it appears that the community is not willing to accept this home, and SFC Gittens and his family into the community.”
After twenty-two years of active service, this honored veterans wife received the message loud and clear, “They just don’t want us here,” she said during a phone interview. Wisely, Mrs. Gittens has chosen to move on from Knob Hill after assurances from HFOT that they would still build the home they promised, just in a more welcoming community. To top it all off, no one from the Board of Directors had the balls to attend the news conference when Sharon Gittens declared that she was moving on from Knob Hill.
To the members and residents of the Knob Hill Subdivision in Evans, Georgia who opposed the building of the home for SFC Sean Gittens…and in the words of Cee Lo Green… “Forget you” (or maybe the uncensored version would be a little more appropriate). We hereby banish you to DOUCHEBAGISTAN, I am sure they need someone to dictate architectural styles.