Forrest Co. veteran receives grant for construction of new home
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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