VAN ALSTYNE, TX - A veteran received the keys to his new home in Van Alstyne today. The Military Warrior Support Foundation gave him and his wife the new house for free.
Joshua Morrison got out of the military on January 15th. He and his wife had applied for a home through the foundation, and found out three weeks ago they had been awarded a newly renovated house in Van Alstyne.
Thursday was the first day they've ever been inside the home, and news 12 got to take a look with them.
"It's here, it's finally happened. I just can't thank everybody enough, it's just been an extremely huge blessing and it'll give us a step up, to get started with our lives," said Morrison.
He says in early January, they applied to the Military Warrior Support Foundation for a home in the area. He went to college in Fort Worth, and says it felt natural coming to Van Alstyne.
"I picked up my wife and the dog and we moved here, and after a month and a half we've got a job and a place to live, and so everything's fallen into place," Morrison told News 12.
He says he is thankful for the help and support, and wants people to know how much organizations like the Military Warrior Support Foundation help veterans, "People who donate may not see it immediately but it really does help. When you're in the military everything gets put on hold and everything waits and when you finally get out you're like what do I do now? So this gives us that opportunity."
Joshua says he fell in love with the house the moment he stepped inside, and he's grateful he and his wife can call it home.