Forest, Fayetteville join effort to house vets
Posted February 19, 2014
Fayetteville, N.C. — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and a group of wounded warriors kicked off a campaign in Fayetteville Wednesday to find the next beneficiary of the Helping a Hero fund. The non-profit organization specializes in adapting homes especially for those who have lost limbs or suffered other serious injuries during their military service.
Helping a Hero is taking nominations for the next person to get a house in North Carolina. It will be their fifth in the state.
Applications are being accepted online through March 31 for a four-bedroom, 2.5 bath, single-family home to be custom built by McKee Homes in the Legacy Lakes Community in Aberdeen.
Members of the military awarded the Purple Heart for injuries in either Iraq or Afghanistan are eligible.