A hero gets a home

A large group of people gathered to welcome a soldier to his new home on March 28, 2015.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man who served our country in Afghanistan in July of 2009 and was wounded received a home on Saturday.

The Upstate Alliance of Realtors, UPSTAR, partnered with the Homes for Wounded Warriors Program (HWWP), to host a dedication ceremony. Surrounded by friends and family, U.S. Army Specialist Matthew Moeller received the keys to his new mortgage-free home.

A fundraiser began in June of 2014 to raise money for the material and labor of the home. Several companies and members of the community donated talents and funds to make this home possible.

Moller worked as a combat engineer driving explosive-detecting vehicles. He was seriously injured when he his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, according to a release from UPSTAR and HWWP. The blast left him with a concussion, along with back, shoulder and knee injuries. He still suffers from a sleeping disorder, headaches and seizures. Due to his injuries, he is unemployable because of physical limitations and psychological obstacles.

For more information on the organizations that helped make this possible for Moller, visit these websites: Homes for Wounded Warriors Program and The Upstate Alliance of Realtors.

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