A New Home for a Local Hero and His Family

To honor his great sacrifice for our country, Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson will be gifted a mortgage-free home from nonprofit Building Homes for Heroes, an organization that builds and modifies homes to gift mortgage-free to wounded veterans and their families.


During this celebration, Capt. Nelson, his wife Jennifer and their daughter will be welcomed into their new home in Santa Rosa Beach for the very first time.


While serving his third tour in Afghanistan, Capt. Nelson and his special operations team were under attack by heavy fire when he was exposed to a rocket blast that severely injured the lower half of his body. Capt. Nelson was immediately transported to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and after dozens of surgeries and ongoing rehabilitation, he has no movement below his waist and limited use of his hands.


Building Homes for Heroes has built a new home for Nelsons that will cater to the specific needs of Capt. Nelson.


To date, Building Homes for Heroes has given homes and new opportunities to more than 100 families like the Nelsons across the nation.


The ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at 514 Driftwood Point Road in Santa Rosa Beach.


Building Homes for Heroes builds and gifts mortgage-free homes, and completes home modifications for veterans and their families, and provides further services along their road to recovery to help them live a promising and fulfilling life ahead.


The organization is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country after September 11, 2001, during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.


After gifting 28 homes in 2015, Building Homes for Heroes gifted 29 homes in 2016, including its milestone 100th overall home in November. The organization has its sights set on gifting as many as 36 homes in 2017, equal to one mortgage-free home every 10 days. “It’s our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country,” the organization says.


To learn more, visit www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.

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