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Forrest Co. veteran receives grant for construction of new home

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and The First presented Miss. National Guard veteran Jack...
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and The First presented Miss. National Guard veteran Jack Walker with a $10,000 Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN) Grant Friday.(Charles Herrington)
Updated: Mar. 6, 2020 at 11:40 AM CST
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FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and The First, a National Banking Association, have partnered to help a disabled Forrest County veteran get a new home.

Friday, they presented Miss. National Guard veteran Jack Walker with a $10,000 Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN) Grant.

The money will go towards the construction of a new home for Walker, an Iraq War veteran who was disabled in 2005 when his Humvee was hit by an IED.

Walker also lost his home near Camp Shelby to a fire in April of 2018.

Armorbearers, a Gulf Coast-based organization which helps disabled veterans with housing needs, is coordinating the construction of Walker’s new home.

A concrete slab for the new house was poured last Saturday, but volunteers with Armorbearers say more building materials are needed to complete the home.

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