On November 19th of this year, Army Reserve Staff Sergeant Monica Miracle was able to view her mortgage-free home for the very first time. Monica’s new home was donated to her as part of Homes on the Homefront, a veterans’ assistance program developed by Operation Homefront and partnered by Wells Fargo.
Operation Homefront is a national non-profit that provides emergency and financial assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors all over the country. With more than 4,500 volunteers, the organization seeks to provide a nationwide presence to help support service members and their families in need.
Homes on the Homefront
The Homes on the Homefront program is designed to provide mortgage-free homes to veterans, service members and those soldiers’ families. The homes are donated by various banking partners around Alaska, in this case Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo Property Donations
While this may be a new and exciting experience for Monica and her family, property donations are not new for Wells Fargo. The banking institution has donated more than 65 properties to veterans in 2013 alone, and has committed to donating $30 million in homes to our dedicated service members.
Thank You, Monica, for Your Service
Monica joined the Army Reserve in Fort Richardson, Alaska, and has served for over 22 years as a health care specialist. While serving in the Reserve, she was activated in 2006 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During that time, she was put in charge of assisting wounded soldiers.
Today, Monica works closely with the Warrior Transition Unit right here in Alaska. Prior to the home giveaway, she and her daughter were renting an apartment and were nominated by a friend for the mortgage-free opportunity.
As a thanks to Monica for her dedicated service, Operation Homefront and Wells Fargo presented the devoted soldier with her very own home this past Tuesday; thus fulfilling one of her lifelong dreams. The home, Monica says, will be able to provide her and her daughter with a fresh start and a great opportunity to transition into life outside of the military.
Monica plans to retire from the Army Reserve in 2014.