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Forest, Fayetteville join effort to house vets

Posted February 19, 2014

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, left, kicked off the  Helping a Hero nomination campaign Wednesday in Fayetteville.

— 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. 

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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Feb 19, 3:31 p.m.

    "Members of the military awarded the Purple Heart for injuries in either Iraq or Afghanistan are eligible. "

    Why just those two battlefields? Why are Purple Heart recipients from all eras not included?

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Feb 19, 3:30 p.m.

    Bless their hearts BIG, and the hearts of those they are helping too!!!

    In truth though, there's no such thing as an unwounded military veteran. All are touched and altered in some way. It's just that some injuries are more visible than others are.

    Praying for them all, and for those who love them too, because both serve this country in a way those who haven't served will never come to understand.