Marine Receives Free House in Kettering
I just love a good story, and personally believe that no veteran should be without food, clothing, shelter, a job or purpose and healthcare. I believe that real gratitude would sum up and provide for much of these very real needs. I'm proud that even though it seems like our own government either forgets our military men and women or doesn't have the resources to help once veterans return home that cities, businesses and individuals step up and get involved. I'm posting this because I want veterans to know, we care. So many of us care and want to help.
I came across a story on the Dayton Daily Daily news this morning, about a combat wounded veteran that received the keys to a home last night. Retired Marine Cpl. Andrew Kalis now lives mortgage free in a newly renovated "Project Rebuild Home" in Kettering. This was made possible thanks to a partnership of Military Warriors Support Foundation, Bank of America and Pepper Snapple Group. Kalis lost many friends overseas and he received a traumatic brain injury and suffers from PTSD. Kalis is reportedly doing well and congratulations are in order, he's getting married this Saturday.
I love seeing the help go around. I've always thought we can and should do more, and has been much higher on my radar the last few years as my business partner has a son in the military that thankfully came home safe a while back. I remember all the anxiety and tears relatives endured, prayers offered, fingers crossed for his safe return. Some vets are not so lucky, both in battle and upon the return home.
This is just one example of the thousands of programs and organizations nationwide that have stepped up to welcome back and assist our veterans. Too, there's a lot of support out there now for families of vets and I'm sure they could use it. I'm sure you've seen project Wounded Warriors on television and heard of local efforts in your area before. My personal thank to all those who help our veterans; I know it's a lot of volunteered time that comes from the heart.
In a way, I'm grateful that this is more in the hands of the people and not the government where I'm sure a large percentage of tax payer funds are likely to never make their way towards actual tangible assistance. I'm proud of the people and businesses who care.
I realize that not every vet can get a free home, however, veterans can save a little extra money on their mortgage payments here in Ohio. Ever hear of the Ohio Hero's Program? In addition to low down payment loans like FHA and OHFA (Ohio Housing and Finance Authority) or no money down loans like VA loans, the Ohio Hero's Program can cut a quarter percent off you interest rate. That may not sound like much but over the course of 15-30 years it can save military men and women a lot of hard earned money.
The Ohio Hero's Program is for military men and women but also for police, firefighters, paramedics and teachers among others. If you live in Ohio and want to request assistance with this program just use the Home Loan Services form on this or my business partner Marty Snyder's website below if your looking in Southwest Ohio between Cincinnati and Dayton. We can help you find the perfect home and military lending perks to assist your financing efforts.