Veteran small businesses is endowed with $15,000 worth of lawn equipment after his stuff stolen

Cody Nichols evaluates new equipment that he got from the Soldier’s Wants, bloss Equipment in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, June 22, 2018.


Just a month after finding out that he’d robbed an Oklahoma veteran will continue to run his landscaping business, which hires vets, thanks to a non-profit group donation of $15,000 worth of new equipment on Friday.

Cody Nichols, who served in the Navy, owns and operates Our Forces Services, a small company in Tulsa that hires veterans for landscaping, fencing and construction jobs. His company took a hit on May 20, when he discovered that all his equipment had been taken.

Nichols and his fellow veterans were left with nothing but a few donated push mower to continue to operate, but they soon fell behind.

The veteran’s luck turned around on Friday already, when a non-profit group Soldier’s Wish, surprised Nichols with $15,000 worth of new lawn equipment, the Tulsa World reported.

Tony Heineman, progress and development officer for the Desire of the Soldier, hugs Cody Nichols, left, after presenting him with a new lawn equipment on bloss Equipment in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, June 22, 2018.


“We are going to survive. I really thought that our company was going to die,” said Nichols, according to the publication.

Nichols, who said that he is adding new customers recently, will continue with his work, thanks to a commercial riding mower and the generosity of others in the military community.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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