Merry Christmas and a debt-free New Year!
Well, perhaps not completely debt-free, but definitely mortgage-free! Wounded Navy Seal veteran Lt. Patrick Ferguson was gifted a house by the non-profit ogranization Building Homes for Heroes just in time for the holidays. They even included a Christmas tree!
WVEC reports that the decorated war hero joined the military in 1991 and served our country for more than 20 years. However, after his 20 years of service, Ferguson suffered numerous injuries which includes a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic migraines, and tinnitus.
Building Homes for Heroes, SAIC, and JP Morgan Chase also recognized Ferguson’s service and stepped in to help the veteran. SAIC staffers worked in conjunction with Building Homes for Heroes, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to give away mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families.
SAIC alone raised more than $45,000 for Ferguson, and JP Morgan Chase also pitched in to help.
— Dana Smith 13News Now (@13DanaSmith) December 10, 2019
“I’ve always been a part of this community and everything. I’ve felt that, but this has just cemented it,” Ferguson said “I feel undeserving. I miss all of my friends that I’ve lost throughout these last decades of conflict and warfare. I think of their families and everything like that. I wish every family who has lost their loved ones could experience something like this."
I absolutely love hearing stories like this, especially during the holidays. It warms my heart to know that someone so deserving is being helped in such a huge way. Perhaps what makes it even more rewarding is that he is so appreciative of the gift.