At the end of the year, many take time to reflect on what has transpired over the past few months. Some of us look for ways to improve our circumstances or attitudes over the next year. Others look back and are grateful for the things that have transpired and affected their lives in a positive way. For some of the combat-wounded veterans who are currently participating in the Homes4WoundedHeroes program, it is a combination of the two. Several of our Heroes are in their homes just in time for the holidays, and for some, this is the first time in a long time that they will have a home to call their own to celebrate. From time at home with the family, the having the extended family come to visit, the holidays are a season to be with the people who matter most.
“It means so much to me to actually have room for our family to come and visit,” said retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Stephanie Moore. “It means a lot that we can invite our family to come and spend the holidays with all of us. That’s something we haven’t had in a while.”
We all want to provide for our children, and the stability that comes with having a home is one of the greatest ways to do that. One of our program participants moved into her mortgage-free home in time for her daughter to be born.
“This holiday season is extra special to our family as we welcome our baby girl Talullah into the world and into our beautiful new home,” said former U.S. Army Sergeant Summer Moore. “There are not enough words to express how blessed and truly grateful we are.”
From finding the perfect spot for your holiday decorations, deciding if you want to hang lights, or baking cookies with the family, one this is certain; the best holiday memories are made at home. For some, the greatest feeling comes for the feeling that you are truly home and not just in your next place for the next six to twelve months.
“It feels like our home,” said retired U.S. Army Sergeant Josh Droddy, who was recently awarded a mortgage-free home. “It’s not something we’re renting just to see what our next place will be like.”
As we wrap up the year 2019, we also look to the future. This year we were able to award many Heroes mortgage-free homes. We hope to do even more in 2020, including awarding more vehicles and homes as they become available. No one can tell what the future will bring for sure, but here at MWSF one thing is certain. We are thankful for all of the men and women who have served, and thankful for the ways we are able to impact their lives through our programs. From all of us at Military Warriors Support Foundation, we hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and we want to wish you a Happy Holidays, and a very Merry Christmas!