Published August 19, 2012
A wounded war veteran and his wife looking for a new house in Michigan were in for a surprise when they walked into a model home and found their friends, family and musician Kid Rock waiting inside.
The Grammy-nominated rocker, along with nonprofit Operation Finally Home and representatives from Pulte Homes, presented Sgt. Davin Dumar and his wife Dana with a mortgage-free 2,600-square-foot property that will be finished by the end of 2012, The Oakland Press reports.
“First of all, welcome home,” Rock said. “You are going to receive a fully-furnished home, top to bottom. Thank you for your service.”
Operation Finally Home is a nonprofit that builds homes for wounded war veterans returning from service. The organization has built 50 homes in 11 states over a period of seven years, the Detroit News reports.
“I don’t know what to say other than shock and amazement,” Dumar, who lost a leg to amputation after being injured in a 2011 attack in Afghanistan, told the Oakland Press.
Kid Rock met the nonprofit’s founder at a past event and suggested he provide homes for injured troops from Michigan.
The construction costs of the Dumars’ new home, to be built in Macomb, will be donated by Pulte Homes.