WESLEY CHAPEL, FL (WFLA) – You may think his commercials are a bit over the top, but few would argue what Fuccillo Kia president Billy Fuccillo did for a flooded out war veteran is ‘huge’.
Fuccillo wrote a check to Gordon Page for $30,000 — $25,000 came out of his own pocket and $5,000 came from his employees.
Page, an 85-year old Korean War Veteran, made news on Friday after the Florida home he shares with his wife flooded. The couple also cared for three other vets. Fuccillo saw the story and said his heart sank. He pledged to help pay for most if not all of the repairs. Susan Draves also saw the story, and has organized a massive fundraising effort to help him. She’s also coordinating the repair work at Page’s home.
“Before you put your head on the pillow at night, it’s always good to make sure you do the right thing for people,” said Fuccillo. “The Lord has blessed me. I say my prayers every night. He’s letting me live a dream.”
Fuccillo presented the check to Draves at his dealership Tuesday morning. She hired Helicon Property Restoration to dry the home out and begin the repairs. The bill is already nearly $15,000. She says the gift from Billy and his employees will go a long way to make Gordon and his wife whole again.
“It’s amazing that he was so generous and so thoughtful and really cares,” said Draves. “His employees also helped out.”
After receiving the check, Draves immediately called Gordon, who was in disbelief.
“I never had anything like this happen to me in my entire life,” said Page. “And I don’t know what to say. This man I’ve never met. And I think this is all under God’s guidance.”