Assisting Veterans with home repairs, renovations and construction


This website is the temporary home of Lake County Responds For Veterans serving Veterans in Lake County, Illinois.

Testimonials & Thanks

Thanks from a projected completed in the winter of 2017

Dear Naperville Responds For Veterans,

My wife, Brenda, and I wish you to know just how much we appreciate our new driveway and patio. Bob Gelvilas and his crew were very efficient, pleasant and skilled at their jobs. The driveway is beautiful; certainly beyond our expectations.

We have needed a new driveway for many years but did not know how we could pay for it. This is truly a blessing.

Make sure you let everyone involved in this project know how much we thank them.

The fact that you go out and collect money from donations and then turn around and give it to us and other Veterans in the area is remarkable. And you do it because you want to. You want to help those Veterans in need.

We are most appreciative that you chose us as one of your Veterans.

John and Brenda Montesano
Aurora, Illinois

Thanks from a project completed in June 2016

This organization is truly a blessing. You are the nicest people doing wonderful things for veterans like myself. It was not easy to be on this side of the equation where I was receiving help instead of giving it. It is extremely apparent that you care and believe in what you are doing. I cannot thank you enough for helping my with the water problem in my bathroom. It is such a relief that the mold is gone and potential for more serious mold issues are no longer a concern. With health issues in our house with the kids, I cannot tell you how much this is appreciated. I was not raised with religion, but there must be a special place in heaven for NRFV. You guys went way above and beyond and made it so much nicer than I could have imagined.


A letter from CPL Cullen Barry USMC

I would like to start by thanking all of the people from NRFV who helped me out when I was at a very tight and difficult time in my life. You came into my home and you were a God send. Your squad, because that’s about the number of people that got involved, truly accomplished the mission. I would go into a firefight with anyone of you. The saying LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND, should be, if it is not already, the motto of NRFV. At a time when I was in need, you my brothers in arms stepped forward. This is what patriotism looks like. I’ve always been proud to live in this country where the stars and the stripes represent the soul of its individual people and their ability to care for others.

Semper Fi Purple Heart National Defense Medal The Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry The Vietnamese Campaign Medal The Vietnamese Service Medal

Thanks from a project completed in April 2015

I want to express my sincere Thank You to each & everyone for the generous, much needed electrical repair to my broken old house! Your support, both emotionally & financially, are both heartfelt & powerful in helping Veterans to become more proactive in rebuilding, stabilizing our lives. Thank You so much for being present & open, not only in your community but to all of us out here! I am excited to be a part of your expansion & resource!

– Jody King
Lann, IL

“I am so grateful for what the NRFV did for my home and my family. It was a godsend to have the work completed, I could have never done it myself.”

– J. Spangnola, U.S. Marines

“It was so nice to have my home repaired by NRFV. The work was professionally completed in a timely manner. The members were so friendly and so cheerful, it was such a pleasure to have them here.”

– J. Burroway, U.S. Army, served in Vietnam

Veterans, apply for assistance with home repairs, renovations and construction.




Mission – NAPERVILLE RESPONDS FOR VETERANS (NRFV) assists Veterans and their families in need, especially those with low and moderate income, by raising donations of money, building materials, and professional labor, and coordinating the process of repairing, building, and donating homes. Naperville Responds For Veterans is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides services to Veterans in need and those in crisis. 

All applications for assistance are vetted by the NRFV veterans committee on an income and "needs" basis.

If you know Veterans that need help with their homes in the Naperville area, or surrounding Chicago suburbs, please let us know!

Use our website to help yourself, as a veteran, or to help others. We offer local help for local Veterans as a community service. Call us at  (331) 684-7899 or

Mailing Address:

Naperville Responds For Veterans 

210 S. Washington St. 

Naperville, IL 60540