Gary has served this nation through 9 years of service in the military. According to Homes for Heroes Specialist, Mandy Hembree, “Gary is a hard worker, all around great guy and a true pleasure to work with. But most of all, he is a husband, a dad and a true family man.”
Recently Gary and his family bought their first home through the Homes for Heroes program. Gary worked tirelessly to get his family into their first home.
“Purchasing a home is a stressful time, especially during the holidays.” ~ Homes for Heroes Specialist, Mandy Hembree.
Mandy and fellow Homes for Heroes Specialist, Nikki Moore wanted to recognize and thank Gary for his selfless service to others by helping his family through this difficult time.
Mandy and Nikki presented Gary and his family with a $500 gift on behalf of Homes for Heroes. But the gifts did not stop there. The Maryville community stepped in to provide additional gifts. The result was a donated tree filled with cash and gift cards totaling more than $2000! Mandy added, “Maryville is an amazing community. And there have been so many sponsors…and we have just had so many donate money, gift cards, gifts.” The donated gifts from the supporting community included,
Maryville Home Depot
West Knoxville Chili’s
Quick Fix Coffee
Norwex by Natalie Jenkins Rice
Adam Moore, Movement Mortgage and Homes for Heroes Loan Specialist
Majestic Homes Inspection
Tristar Public Safety
Maryville Alcoa Christian Shops
Hembree Builder’s LLC
Hepperly Auto Maryville
Because of the Maryville community and this Christmas Miracle, their children will have presents to open this Christmas, and Gary and his wife will have a little extra money to help ease the pressure of the holiday.
“To think that there are people out there that just care so much…it’s just a wonderful feeling. I don’t think that words could describe the feeling. It’s a very wonderful feeling. Very blessed. Just very blessed.” ~ Gary’s family
Visit WBIR.com for more on this Christmas Miracle.