Veteran Walks Into Brand New Home, Is Overcome With Joy When He’s Handed Keys

by Kristin Avery
Kristin shares a Chicago home with a dog, a rabbit, two cats, a husband, and an 11-year-old daughter.

Many combat veterans struggle when returning from active duty to civilian life. The transition is extremely stressful especially for those who are also recovering from physical injuries as well as emotional trauma.

Building Homes for Heroes is committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women injured while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families.

And this is exactly what they did for Sgt. Oscar Smith of Lee’s Summit, MO.

Sgt. Smith joined the Army in 1994 and served for 23 years, spending time in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The war left Sgt. Smith with many scars including a brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Sgt. Smith was honorably discharged in 2016.

But thanks to Building Homes for Heroes and Chase Bank, Sgt. Smith along with his wife and five children were recently gifted a mortgage-free home. The family was overcome with emotion as they walked through their front door and toured their beautiful new home.

Sgt. Smith and his wife, Jennifer said the house was more than they could have ever imagined and can’t wait to make the house into a home. The family agreed that the first thing on their to-do list is to hang a TV above the fireplace so they can watch a movie together.

Wishing the Smith family many movie nights and happy memories in their new home!

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Footage provided courtesy of WDAF (Fox 4 Oklahoma)

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