Oroville veteran receives new home

Dec 18, 2014 6:54 PM by News Staff

An Army veteran and his family will be spending the holidays in their brand new home, thanks to a nationwide ‘Roofs for Troops' program.

Karl Fackrell, his wife Angie, and their two young boys arrived home to a large crowd Thursday, but it wasn't an ordinary homecoming. The family was presented with a key to their new house, and they don't owe the bank a dime.

The family's new home was made possible by the Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund, which has put 10 veterans into new homes across the county through their "Roofs for Troops" program.

Fackrell joined the army in 2006 and then served in Iraq. He was injured in 2009 and left the military. He now works for the United States Postal Service, and it was while he was at work three weeks ago he received the phone call that would change his life.

Fackrell said being selected for the home was shocking, but nonetheless a dream come true.

The Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund, in partnership with Bank of America, plans to present another 20-25 deserving veterans with homes of their own in the next year.


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