70-year-old veteran loses everything in Sterling Heights mobile home fire

A Sterling Heights veteran is struggling after losing everything in a mobile home fire.

70-year-old James Olenjack was out grocery shopping when the fire broke out at his home on 18 Mile and Mound in Sterling Heights.

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"It was gone, everything was gone down to the ground, and I lost everything," said James. "I couldn’t look. My whole life was in there."

It’s been a week now, and the Vietnam veteran is still staying in a nearby motel the Red Cross made available for him.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help James with a fresh start. He plans to move to an apartment complex out of state with his son.

"When I get there, I’ll have an empty apartment, so that’s what the GoFundMe is for bed, chairs, table, stuff like that."

You can donate to his GoFundMe by clicking HERE.

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