Wounded Warrior receives new home from Helping a Hero
FOX 7 Austin
April 3, 2017
The event began with a homecoming parade and a welcome by music icon Lee Greenwood. Marine Master Sgt Blaine Scott was wounded in Iraq eleven years ago. After completing rehab, he was deployed a second time to Afghanistan before retiring in 2015.
"Thoughts about today, is a dream come true," said Scott.
After a brief ceremony, Greenwood presented the family with the keys to their new home.
"Every time we give one of these houses to a soldier it...
Duncansville, Blair County, Pa.
The famous country music band The Oak Ridge Boys was in town today. They were singing for a groundbreaking celebration. But the event wasn't about them.
Navy Veteran Jeff Campbell grew up in Hollidaysburg. He graduated from Slippery Rock and then joined the Navy. His diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has presented him with a number of challenges, even inside of his own home. But now, thanks to a program called Helping a Hero, his life is getting a little bit easier.
"I was extremely overwhelmed at the outpouring from the community. It was absolutely wonderful," Jeff Campbell said.
Campbell worked on the U.S.S. George Washington as a...
DUNCANSVILLE -- Wiping away tears, Hollidaysburg native Jeff Campbell, his wife, Aimee, and their four children broke ground Wednesday on the future location of their new home.
The home was paid for by local businesses and the Helping a Hero Program.
"The way the community has come together to help me and my family is just wonderful," Jeff Campbell said.
Campbell suffers from multiple sclerosis due to exposure to an unknown substance during his time in the Navy. This crippling disease makes performing everyday tasks a challenge.
"I watched my husband fall down the steps three times because he couldn't feel his feet. As a wife, you feel kind of helpless, how. How do you...
Altoona, Blair County, Pa.
Jeffrey Campbell and his family were given keys to a brand new home thanks to a non-profit program that benefits severely injured veterans.
Campbell suffers from multiple sclerosis from when he served as a nuclear electrician in the navy. Due to MS, he could lose the use of his arms and legs.
The non-profit Helping A Hero is the organization that helps provide homes for severely injured veterans.
The Hollidaysburg native was welcomed home by fellow veterans, local law enforcement and community members.
Country music star John Michael was also performed at the welcome home ceremony.
The Campbell home is equipped to meet...