Army veteran overwhelmed by emotion after being gifted with a new home in Glenside – CBS Philly
GLENSIDE, Pa. (CBS) – The financial record of military service makes it difficult for some veterans to become homeowners. A retired Montgomery County hero is now making the American Dream come true with the help of many amazing people.
An Army veteran received a beautiful home in Glenside on Wednesday, and it was all made possible through a program that is helping injured veterans across the country.
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Staff Sgt. Veronica Hally was overcome with emotion when she first entered her new home in Glenside.
“It’s like a dream house,” she says.
This moment is made possible by the Homes For Heroes program, which has provided mortgage-free housing to critically injured veterans across the country since 2006.
Hally medically retired from the military in 2019 after serving 23 years. She toured Iraq and Afghanistan and ended up with severe PTSD and anxiety.
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She was accompanied by her family and three children as they entered their new home.
“Every day, these children missed and needed their mother. And she was doing the right thing for the rest of us, so you deserve it, ”said Kimberly Vesey, vice president of Homes For Heroes.
A new home for a humble soldier who served his country well.
“To be chosen for this was a surprise. When they called me, I said, “No, just give it to someone else more deserving. “It still feels so surreal and the gratitude I feel in my heart can never be explained,” Hally said.
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Homes For Heroes will donate its 300th home to an injured veteran next year.