Injured Army veteran gets new home in Iowa
The Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo welcomed Michael Hulsey and his family to their new home in Goldfield.
GOLDFIELD, Iowa — On March 19, the town of Goldfield welcomed a new family to the community of just over 600 people, and it’s been a long journey to unite them with their dream home.
Michael Hulsey, a former US Army sergeant, served in Iraq and Afghanistan before being injured in Iraq. Members of the Goldfield community came together to welcome the Purple Heart recipient, his wife and three children to their new home.
“To have the community show support and immediately make us feel welcome in Iowa and Goldfield. It was just unreal to see that support right off the bat,” Hulsey said.
The mayor of Goldfield and members of the city council came to say hello; just like a former brother-in-arms who hadn’t seen Hulsey in 12 years. Even Senator Joni Ernst showed her support for another veteran, through a letter read by one of her staff before the family moved into their new home.
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The new home was donated by Wells Fargo, and thanks to the Military Warriors Support Foundation, the Hulsey family doesn’t even have to worry about mortgage payments.
“As a veteran, I was right behind him just watching and crying just knowing that they’ve crossed the threshold of change, and it’s going to be such an exciting new chapter for them,” said Andrea Dellinger, senior vice president of the Military Warriors. Support Foundation.
There’s another reason why opening their new home was so important: They tried three times, but something else always kept the family from having a home of their own. Now the Hulsey family has a place of their own.
“It’s the first time we’ve had the ability to hang a picture on the wall or pictures in a room, and everyone is thrilled. It’s so much more than expected,” Hulsey said.
Hulsey and his family are just one of the many people the Military Warriors Support Foundation has helped. More than 900 veterans have received homes in all 50 states.
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