"Overwhelming in a good way:" Local veteran, family receive brand new home thanks to 'Operation Finally Home'
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A local veteran and his family have a brand new home in Waukesha thanks to "Operation Finally Home" which is a nonprofit that builds mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans.
At 28-years-old, US Army Staff Sergeant Joe Davis was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, which doctors say was a direct result of the traumatic brain injuries he endured while serving our country.
Davis says the new home will give him peace of mind.
"It's overwhelming in a good way. It's awesome to see a community that supports not only us but the military in general. It's just awesome," said Carissa Davis, Joe's wife.
"I was just doing a job that I'd do again in a heartbeat if I could, I'd give it all up in a heartbeat to go back and be with my brothers and sisters. But it was amazing to see the support of the community, so thank you to everyone," said Staff Sgt. Joe Davis.
The Davis' say they're most excited about having more space for their kids to run around in a safe, quiet place that they get to call their forever home.
It took a village to make all of this possible.
Multiple companies in the community stepped up to donate land, materials, time, and money.
CBS 58 New's Kate Chappell served as the emcee for the dedication ceremony over the weekend and says it was a beautiful day welcoming Joe, Carissa, Braxton, Grace, and Colton to their gorgeous new home.