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Wounded heroes program to provide Newnan home to veteran

A national organization supporting wounded veterans has a mortgage-free home in Newnan that will soon go to the recipient of the Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program.

The Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) was founded in 2007 to support wounded combat veterans during their transition back to civilian life. One of the programs, Homes 4 Wounded Heroes, pairs wounded vets with a mortgage-free home.

The foundation’s Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program awards mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans injured in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The homes are for families who have severe and/or unique circumstances due to their injuries. Recipients of the homes also receive three years of family and financial mentoring, according to MWSF.

The home in Newnan is a one-story, single-family 1,270 sq. ft. residence built in 1991. The home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an attached one-car garage and comes complete with all major appliances.

The program’s goal is to allow veterans and their families to get out of debt and comes with a number of requirements.

Applicants for the program must be a combat-wounded veteran or unmarried Gold Star spouse of OEF/OIF, must be honorably retired or separated from the military except in compelling situations and must not currently have a mortgage.

The closing date for the Newnan home is Feb. 26. The recipient is typically selected within 3-4 weeks prior to the closing date.

The foundation also provides other programs that includes Skills 4 Life, CEOs 4 Heroes and Education 4 Heroes. For more information visit www.militarywarriors.org

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