Home for a Hero: MD officials building cost free home for local veteran
SHARPTOWN, Md. – “We don’t consider this a charity for this person, this is an opportunity for them to get themselves back together and be a very productive member of our society,” said C.H. Brittingham.
It’s a small way to say *thank you* for the sacrifice our local veterans have made. Wednesday, community officials brought their home for a hero initiative to life.
Where they plan to build their first brand new cost-free home for a veteran here on the eastern shore and his family to move into.
“They’re serving our country and we think its very important for the community to give back to the veterans,” said Operation We Care Founder Jeff Merritt.
In just a couple of months, the Sandefur family will soon be able to move into their new home. Mr. Sandefur, who has asked that his first name be withheld, is an Afghanistan veteran, and has had his fair share of struggles after finishing his tour.
“He suffers from PTSD this is going to be his opportunity to unite with the family back together and basically start their life again,” said Brittingham.
Officials add that Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for this home signifies the first of many more projects to come. To show each and every veteran that they have the community’s entire support.
“They have certain things that they need while they’re in the service and after the service and we’re just trying to rise up and meet those needs,” said Merritt.