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Army Veteran Breaks Down in Tears When She's Handed Keys to Mortgage-Free Home

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Owning a home — it’s the American dream, right? Sadly, for many military veterans who have served our country, that dream is farther away than it ought to be.

As the wife of a veteran, I can personally attest to the challenges my husband has faced during post-military life.

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, “about 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans.”

Thankfully, there are individuals and companies out there who have made it their mission to make life here on the home front much more attainable for those who have sacrificed so much.

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Army Sgt. Joann Springer of Dearborn, Michigan has finally experienced the blessing of homeownership, but it didn’t come without its challenges.

“I’ve been struggling being a homeowner for years,” Springer told WWJ News Radio. “You know, when my kids (were) young I wanted to be a homeowner.”

She went on to share that life and finances got in the way, something so many home-owning hopefuls can relate to.

But Bank of America changed everything for this Army veteran when they handed her the keys to her new, mortgage-free home.

Do you know a veteran who has struggled to own a home?

“We made a commitment back in 2012 to put over 1,000 veterans in homes…” the Senior Vice President at Bank of America told WWJ. “We’re proud to say that as of today we’ve put over 2,000 veterans into homes.”

“This is so beautiful…,” Springer added. “Because now they can see there (are) people out there who can really help you.”

WWJ reported the Veteran’s Association of Real Estate Professionals assisted in helping Springer achieve her dream as well.

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“Our mission is to increase sustainable homeownership, financial-literacy education, VA loan awareness, and economic opportunity for the active-military and veteran communities,” the VAREP website reads.

We are thrilled to see this amazing woman step into her first ever owned home. We hope to see many more stories like hers in the future.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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