On Thursday, December 19, wounded veteran US Army Sergeant First Class Josh Ferguson and his family officially received a custom-built, mortgage-free home in Charlotte, Tennessee. The home was gifted to the family thanks to Operation FINALLY HOME, Building Solutions by Spann, LLC, Christian Broadcast Network’s Helping the Home Front and the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee.
The process of receiving the home dates back to 2018 when country singer and US Army Veteran Craig Morgan surprised the family with the good news while onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Morgan then surprised the family once again when he showed up to the dedication of the house on Thursday. Taya Kyle, New York Times bestselling author and widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, was also in attendance to give the Fergusons the key to their new home. The furnished house was decorated for Christmas just in time for the dedication thanks to efforts from community members.
“To be involved in something like this is truly humbling,” says Morgan, who serves as an Operation FINALLY HOME ambassador. “People don’t realize what an incredible impact this will have on the family. They won’t have to worry about a roof over their heads, heat or their kids being taken care of. It’s an honor to have been involved in this project.”
Ferguson enlisted in the US Army in 1996, and in 2007, his vehicle was struck by an IED. The explosion left Ferguson with many injuries, including an above knee amputation, shrapnel in his body, a surgically repaired leg, injured hips, a Traumatic Brain Injury, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, among others. Ferguson was awarded for his service with a Purple Heart, a Combat Action Badge, a GWOT Service Medal and an Iraq Campaign Medal.