A #veteran and his family in #BigStoneGap, #Virginia, finally have a place to call their own thanks to a non-profit’s generous gift.
When retired #USArmy Sgt. 1st Class Mike Beaulieu’s wife, Wendy, had a dream not long ago about a new home, she took it as a sign for her to take action.
Wendy sent an application to the #MilitaryWarriorSupportFoundation to hopefully receive a house, mortgage-free. When they got the good news, she and her children did not tell Mike because they wanted it to be a surprise.
Thursday, the veteran was clearly shocked as he and his family stood on the newly renovated home’s porch to receive their keys. “Wow,” Mike said as he followed his wife and children inside their house. “I am so appreciative. It’s literally, I guess the essence of the word surreal,” he told reporters.
The foundation’s website stated: “Our mission is to provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families. Our programs focus on housing and homeownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development.” “Through our programs, we award mortgage-free homes and payment-free vehicles to combat wounded heroes and Gold Star spouses. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families receive family and financial mentoring.” Now, the veteran said they plan on using the house as a way to serve active and retired military members and their families who are living in the surrounding community.
The Beaulieu’s also said they understand the difficult challenges that come with being a military family. “You don’t know what it’s really like unless you’ve gone through it,” Mike concluded. #binspirednews