SAN ANTONIO -- A wounded veteran struggling with rent, six kids and medical needs found the American dream on Thursday.
A mortgage-free house was donated to him from Operation Homefront, an organization that provides financial assistance to service members and wounded warriors.
“They have no house payment," explained Operation Homefront co-founder Amy Palmer. "Any veteran can apply for the program. We do selection based on need and fit to the community."
Greg Easley served two tours in Iraq as a driver in the Army. He suffered serious injuries when an improvised explosive device flipped the truck he was driving, eventually ending his military career.
With six kids, Easley knew he needed help.
"It's wow and wow spelled backwards," he said. "It’s overwhelming; you can’t even put it into words to come from where we came from and receive such a gift. Wow.”
The family went from room to room, discovering the home and picking out their rooms.
Operation Homefront received the home from Wells Fargo, who had it in foreclosure. The non-profit said they never donate a foreclosed home from a previous military family.
Easley said they have about 2,500 applicants this year and expect to give away about 200 homes. Five of those home have been in San Antonio.
With two sets of twins in the family, the Easleys all say they will have more room than they had when living in a rental in Kileen, were they will be moving out of by next week.
"I can’t say enough for the people that care," Easley said. "There are some people that do care."